Turkish students' perceptions of professionalism at the beginning and at the end of medical education: a cross-sectional qualitative study

Kavas M. V. , Demiroren M., Kosan A. M. , Karahan S. T. , Yalim N. Y.

MEDICAL EDUCATION ONLINE, vol.20, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3402/meo.v20.26614
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Keywords: professional identity development, professionalism, medical education, hidden curriculum, role models, CURRICULUM, COMPETENCE, UNIVERSITY, KNOWLEDGE, IDENTITY, EMPATHY, ETHICS, SCHOOL


Aim: Medical students' perceptions of professionalism might reflect the impact of the current educational processes on their professional identity development. This study focuses on Ankara University Faculty of Medicine students' perceptions of 'good doctor' along with the factors effective on the formation of these perceptions.