ABMS Definition of Medical Professionalism

Hafferty, F.W., Papdakis, M., Sullivan, W., Wynia, M.K.
Submitted: January, 2012

Medical professionalism is a belief system in which group members (“professionals”) declare (“profess”) to each other and the public the shared competency standards and ethical values they promise to uphold in their work and what the public and individual patients can and should expect from medical professionals.

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