The Challenge of Promoting Professionalism Through Medical Ethics and Humanities Education

David J. Doukas, MD, Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, Stephen Wear, PhD, Lisa S. Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc, Lois LaCivita Nixon, PhD, MLitt, MPH, Joseph A. Carrese, MD, MPH, Johanna F. Shapiro, PhD, Michael J. Green, MD, MS, and Darrell G. Kirch, MD

Professionalism is an integral component and goal of medical school and residency education. Over the past 13 years, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have spearheaded educational reform in professionalism. In 2011, the Project to Rebalance and Integrate Medical Education (PRIME) invited a group of U.S. scholars and educators to improve medical professionalism education through sustained dialogue with these organizations.

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