Table 3

Student perception of behaviors associated with professionalism
Preclerkship (n = 161) Clerkship (n = 94) Total (n = 255)
a. Student perception of behaviors associated with professionalism
Respect 113 (70.2%) 57 (60.6%) 170 (66.7%)
Integrity 93 (57.8%) 59 (62.8%) 152 (59.6%)
Honesty 94 (58.4%) 50 (53.2%) 144 (56.5%)
Responsibility 75 (46.6%) 46 (48.9%) 121 (47.5%)
Accountability 54 (33.5%) 39 (41.5%) 93 (36.5%)
Self-improvement 14 ( 8.7%) 11 (11.7%) 25 (9.8%)
Altruism 14 ( 8.7%) 8 (8.5%) 22 (8.6%)
Compassion 9 (5.6%) 6 (6.4%) 15 (5.9%)
Dedication 8 (5.0%) 4 (4.3%) 12 (4.7%)
Empathy 9 (5.6%) 2 (2.1%) 11 (4.3%)
b. Student perception of behaviors not adequately emphasized by faculty
Self-improvement 37 (23.0%) 21 (22.3%) 58 (22.7%)
Compassion 28 (17.4%) 15 (16.0%) 43 (16.9%)
Empathy 31 (19.3%) 12 (12.8%) 43 (16.9%)
Accountability 21 (13.0%) 18 (19.1%) 39 (15.3%)
Altruism 26 (16.1%) 11 (11.7%) 37 (14.5%)
Dedication 25 (15.5%) 9 (9.6%) 34 (13.3%)
Respect 17 (10.6%) 9 (9.6%) 26 (10.2%)
Responsibility 11 (6.8%) 12 (12.8%) 23 (9.0%)
Honesty 8 (5.0%) 10 (10.6%) 18 (7.1%)
Integrity 7 (4.3%) 7 (7.4%) 14 (5.5%)

Byszewski et al.

Byszewski et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:115   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-115

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