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Boroumand Rezazadeh M, Shamel Rostami M, Khadem-Rezaiyan M, Mohammadi M, Mousavi S R, Ranjbar E. Examining Professionalism In Medical Assistants. Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2023; 23 :38-45
URL: http://ijme.mui.ac.ir/article-1-5580-en.html
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , ranjbar.esmaeil.mums@gmail.com
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Introduction: Professionalism is the basis of trust for the doctor-patient relationship. Professionalism training is an integral part of the training program of clinical assistants. This study endeavors to measure the three dimensions of professionalism including respect, honor, and excellence among the assistants of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This cross-sectional (descriptive-analytical) study was conducted using the available sampling method in the academic years 2019-2020 in the clinical departments of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. In this study, 108 students of specialized medical fields were studied. The instrument was the valid ABIM questionnaire. Average score ± standard deviation and percentage of variables were evaluated.

Results: The participants’ scores were 5.95±1.54 in excellence, 7.68±1.75 in honor, and 6.96±1.67, which are above average. The average score of the questionnaire in the studied subjects was 6.88 ± 1.40 out of 10.

Conclusion: According to the level of scores obtained in the category of professionalism, it seems that there is a need for more appropriate academic planning to improve it among specialized assistants. This issue is especially necessary in the field of excellence.


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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Community Based Medicine
Received: 2022/12/13 | Accepted: 2023/02/22 | Published: 2023/03/30 | ePublished: 2023/03/30

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