The Professionalism Disconnect: Do Entering Residents Identify Yet Participate in Unprofessional Behaviors?

Alisa Nagler, Kathryn Andolsek, Mariah Rudd, Richard Sloane, David Musick, Lorraine Basnight
Submitted: June, 2014

Perceptions of professional behavior may vary by individual, medical specialty, demographic group and institution. In order to understand these differences, Duke University Hospital and Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University surveyed entering PGY1 residents about their perception of professionalism of 46 specific behaviors related to training and patient care. A majority of responders rated all 46 specified behaviors as unprofessional, and a majority had either observed or pa