Dealing with 'rogue' medical students: We need a nationally consistent approach based on 'case law'

Parker, Malcolm H. and Wilkinson, David (2008) Dealing with 'rogue' medical students: We need a nationally consistent approach based on 'case law'. Medical Journal of Australia, 189 11/12: 626-628.

Author Parker, Malcolm H.
Wilkinson, David
Title Dealing with 'rogue' medical students: We need a nationally consistent approach based on 'case law'
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2008-12-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 189
Issue 11/12
Start page 626
End page 628
Total pages 3
Editor M. Van Der Weyden
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Language eng
Subject C1
130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
11 Medical and Health Sciences
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Abstract There is strong agreement in the medical profession and among academic commentators about why professionalism has become an important focus of medical regulation and education, and about the need to respond to serious instances of unprofessional behaviour among doctors and medical students. Admission processes which include interviews do not prevent the entry of a small number of students who behave extremely poorly. Fair, reliable assessment of students’ attitudes and behaviour is achievable, but the challenge of preventing the progress of students who behave poorly through academic assessment remains. A nationally consistent approach to the management of poorly behaved students within the academic program is vital in the interests of equity across programs and protection of the public.
Keyword academic advisement
behavior disorder
education program
medical education
medical practice
medical student
professional development
public health
school admission
student attitude
Professional Competence
Professional Misconduct
Professional Role
Social Responsibility
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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