Document Type : Letter to editor
Medical Education Department, Virtual Education Center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran
The goal of teaching in medical sciences is to warrant increasing the number of people with professional identities. Teaching medical professionalism within a theoretical field is a means to achieve a goal. The foundations of identity development stipulated in educational psychology, and other related fields have been recently applied to evaluate the process, in which specialists attain their professional identities (1).
Moreover, professionalism must be taught to enhance the performance of physicians in increasingly complex healthcare systems (2). All medical universities have been actively involved in establishing and implementing structured programs of teaching and assessing professionalism to undergraduate and postgraduate students (1, 3). The commonly stated educational objectives in medial universities are to ensure the acquired cognitive base of professionalism, internalize the medical profession in students, and consistently consider professional behaviors in practice.
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