Teaching Professionalism to Medical Students Using Dissection-Based Anatomy Education: a Practical Guide

Med Sci Educ. 2020 Oct 30;1-11. doi: 10.1007/s40670-020-01137-2. Online ahead of print.


Professionalism is a core competency for all healthcare professionals and is a subject of great interest within the academic community due to its vital importance in delivering the highest quality patient care. Despite this, professionalism remains difficult to define, teach and assess. The potential use of anatomy education in teaching professionalism has been increasingly highlighted within the literature, but still remains an underutilised tool in medical education. Therefore, this practical guide offers evidence-based practical points for successfully incorporating professionalism within a dissection-based anatomy course delivered to undergraduate medical students.

Keywords: Anatomy; Education; Medical; Professionalism; Students; Teaching.