A World of Difference’: a Qualitative Study of Medical Students’ Views on Professionalism and the ‘Good Doctor’

Beatriz Cuesta-Briand, Kirsten Auret, Paula Johnson, Denese Playford
Submitted: April, 2014

This paper presents results from a study exploring 49 medical students in Western Australia views on professionalism, and reports on students’ constructs of the ‘good’ and the ‘professional’ doctor through 13 focus groups. Being competent, a good communicator and a good teacher were the main characteristics of the ‘good’ d