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Promoting Professionalism in Pediatrics

  • John G. Frohna
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to John G. Frohna, MD, MPH, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, H4/455 CSC, 600 N Highland Ave, Madison, Wisconsin 53792-4108.
    Affiliations
    Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisc (Dr Frohna); and Drexel University College of Medicine, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr McGregor and Dr Spector)
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  • Robert McGregor
    Affiliations
    Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisc (Dr Frohna); and Drexel University College of Medicine, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr McGregor and Dr Spector)
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  • Nancy Spector
    Affiliations
    Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisc (Dr Frohna); and Drexel University College of Medicine, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr McGregor and Dr Spector)
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Published:August 17, 2009DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2009.07.001
      Professionalism is a core competency for residency education and 1 of the 4 key components for maintenance of certification in pediatrics. Yet teaching and assessing professionalism across the spectrum from medical students to residents and fellows to pediatricians in practice can be challenging. Here, we aim to highlight several key concepts that can help educators promote professionalism in pediatrics.
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