The Osler Student Societies of the University of Texas Medical Branch: A medical professionalism translational tool

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Abstract

This essay reviews some of the issues associated with the challenge of integrating the concepts of medical professionalism into the socialization and identity formation of the undergraduate medical student. A narrative-based approach to the integration of professionalism in medical education proposed by Coulehan (Acad Med 80(10):892-898, 2005) offers an appealing method to accomplish the task in a less didactic format and in a way that promotes more personal growth. In this essay, I review how the Osler Student Societies of the University of Texas Medical Branch developed and how they offer a convenient vehicle to carry out this narrative-based approach to professionalism. Through mentor-modeled professional behavior, opportunities for student self-reflection, the development of narrative skills through reflection on great literature, and opportunities for community service, the Osler Student Societies provide a ready-made narrative-based approach to medical professionalism education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalHEC Forum
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Humanism
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical student education
  • Professionalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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