Perils of the hidden curriculum revisited

Med Teach. 2007 May;29(4):295-6. doi: 10.1080/01421590701291485.


Medical schools are beginning to better define, teach, and assess professionalism for students. While there are many positive aspects of medical school training some students encounter poor modeling, unresolved ethical dilemmas, unnecessary and debilitating academic stresses, and emotional and physical harassment. This may undermine current trend to create programs that develop professionalism in students.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Curriculum / standards*
  • Education, Medical / standards*
  • Faculty / standards
  • Humans
  • Professional Competence*
  • Teaching / standards