IAMSE Fall 2016 WAS Session 5 Highlights

In case you missed yesterday’s Webcast Audio Seminar (WAS) Session, here are the highlights of this session:

New Tools and paradigms for Assessing Professionalism in the Health Sciences

John D. Mahan, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University

  • Many definitions exist for “professionalism” and they have been around for a long time (ancient Greece)
  • Education and assessment of professionalism needs to be reinforced in our learners and ourselves (Health Sciences are professions-patients deserve it)
  • Overarching models exist linking the three constructs/models of professionalism: virtues, behaviors, and professional identity; each one being defined and described
  • The challenges to assessing each of the constructs/models were explored
  • Many assessment methods exist; nine were listed with examples and the following five were discussed in great detail:
    • Professionalism Mini-Evaluation Exercise (P-Mex)
    • Standardized Direct Observation Assessment Tool (SDOT)
    • 360° Multisource Feedback (MSF)
    • Reflection- A Window to Professionalism Development & Status
    • Professionalism Climate Assessment
  • Recommendations for assessment of professionalism
    • Link the assessment to the educational task and effort
    • Use multiple assessment methods that address multiple professionalism constructs/models

Be sure to save the date for the IAMSE Winter 2017 Webcast Audio Seminar Series beginning January 5!