Medical Professionalism in Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education

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While professionalism has been a valued constituent in medicine throughout the ages, it carries added significance in modern medicine, in times of greater patient expectations, increased legal and regulatory requirements, increased burdens of medical documentation, financial and reimbursement issues, and increased time pressures. These strains on the modern physician make an understanding of professionalism and its applications essential to the successful and ethical practice of medicine.


Presented at the Best Practices in Residency Training Meeting, Washington, DC, February 22-23, 2003.