The Desired Concept Maps and Goal Setting for Assessing Professionalism in Medicine

Salman Guraya, Shaista Guraya, Nehal Mahabbat, Khulood Fallatah, Bashaer Al-Ahmadi, Hadeel Alalawi
Submitted: May, 2016

This review aims to describe some of the popular assessment tools that are being used to assess professionalism with a view to formulate a framework of assessment of professionalism in medicine. Several online research databases were searched for articles published from 2000-2015 using MeSH terms “professionalism” AND “duty” AND “assessment” OR “professionalism behavioral” AND “professionalism–cognitive.” 35 articles were selected for this review. In summary, several assessment tools are available for assessing professionalism that includes, but not limited to, mini clinical evaluation exercise, standardised direct observation of procedural skills, professionalism mini-evaluation exercise, multi-source feedback and 360 degree evaluation, and case based discussions. Because professionalism