“They liked it if you said you cried”: how medical students perceive the teaching of professionalism

Paul M McGurgan
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11249
Published online: 20 January 2014

To the Editor: Personal and professional development (PPD) as part of the medical school curriculum has been the subject of recent interest and debate in the MJA.1,2 The authors highlighted the disjunction between what is intended to be taught, what is learned and what is valued by students, with one of the conclusions being the importance of gaining student feedback on PPD.

  • Paul M McGurgan

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.


Competing interests:

I coordinate the PPD program which the medical students surveyed evaluated.


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