Measuring Professionalism: A Review of Studies with Instruments Reported in the Literature between 1982 and 2002

J. Veloski, S. K. Fields, L. Blanks
Submitted: June, 2005

This paper describes the measurement properties of instruments reported in the literature that faculty might use to measure professionalism in medical students and residents by reviewing studies from 1982-2002. A national panel of 12 experts in measurement and research in medical education extracted data from research reports using a structured critique form. A total of 134 empirical studies related to the concept of professionalism were identified. The con