Or831 Experiences Of A Professional Behaviour Board

Pieter Barnhoorn1, Jan Bolk2, Marleen Ottenhoff3 e Arnout Jan de Beaufort4
1Leiden; 2Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre; 3Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands; 4Department Medical Education, Leiden University Medical Centre
Objective: Professional behaviour has become a very prominent element in medical curricula. Our definition of professional behaviour is “observable behaviour from which the norms and values of the medical professional can be inferred”. Professional behaviour can be divided into three domains, i.e. ‘dealing with tasks/work’, ‘dealing with others’ and ‘dealing with oneself’. At our medical school, a student who behaves unprofessional, can be referred to the LUMC professional behaviour board. This board consists of MDs as well as a psychologist and invites the student to discuss his/her case. In collaboration with the student a remediation program will be started.
Method: We categorized the reported cases (June 2009-January 2014) in terms of the three domains, in terms of the phase in the curriculum, gender and background of the student. Results: Over the past 4,5 years, 94 cases were reported (about 1 % of the students), most of them during the internships. The majority was male, whereas the majority of our medical students is female. Students with a foreign background are over-represented, and in most cases a combination of domains was impaired.
Conclusions: Unprofessional behaviour is most often observed during internships. Men and foreign students are over-represented. The outcomes at LUMC seems to match with the outcomes of other medical schools, but more research is needed to confirm this.
professionalism; professional behaviour; (medical) students