More Than a List of Values and Desired Behaviors: A Foundational Understanding of Medical Professionalism - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article is a detailed perspective on how the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism developed an operational definition of professionalism that relates to both initial certification and ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (ABMS MOC®). Authors explain that medical professionalism is best considered a normative belief system about how to best deliver health care rather than a set of behaviors. Authors discuss key implications for this new definition of professionalism.

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