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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 212

An interesting result of a qualitative research: Academic exhaustion barrier to professionalism in medical students

1 Virtual School of Medical Education and Management, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences; Department of Medical Education, Virtual University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Medical Education, Virtual University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Dr. Noushin Kohan
Department of Medical Education, Virtual University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_703_19

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INTRODUCTION: Professionalism is an important measure of the efficacy of the medical education. Some studies showed that dominant values changed during clinical education, and some negative values might replace positive ones. In this regard, this study aimed to explore barrier to professionalism in clinical medical education. METHODS: This was a qualitative study conducted with the content analysis method. A total of 34 interviews with 23 participants were done. RESULTS: Two hundred forty-eight original codes were extracted from the research data, which were classified under the theme of “Academic Exhaustion” and the four following categories: “stressful environment, “human conflict,” “Poor Inter professional collaboration,” and “emotional exhaustion.” DISCUSSION: It can be admitted that having full knowledge of the factors influencing professionalism from the viewpoint of stakeholders can improve the environmental and organizational conditions to prevent professional misconduct.

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