The medical professionalism curriculum highlights a shared system of standards and values that upholds the work of medical professionals. The curriculum weaves in aspects of professionalism and life-long learning that includes self-assessment and feedback, goal setting, reflective practice, respect, empathy, responsibility and compassion.

Thread director: Scott Mead, MD

Phase 1

  • Self-assessment
  • Peer teaching and evaluation
  • Self-improvement and goal setting
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Critical reflection
  • Inquiry and life-long learning habits
  • Respect for peers and patients
  • Self-care and burnout
  • Honesty
  • Empathy skills
  • Responsibility to self, patient and team

Phase 2

  • Self-care in the clinical setting
  • Empathy and perspective taking
  • Self improvement and goal setting
  • Sharing of newly acquired knowledge
  • Responsibility to self, patient and team
  • Honesty
  • Critical reflection
  • Suspending judgement
  • Respect of human dignity and diversity