Developing Professionalism by Role Modeling

Professionalism is expected of all physicians, at every stage, and demonstrating those expected behaviors helps students grow into their professional personas as they become our colleagues.

The goal is to demonstrate best educational and evidence-based practices and role model those behaviors for learners.  Specific competencies within this domain include: 

  • Display enthusiasm for teaching 
  • Respectfully respond to each learner’s unique needs and learning goals related to patient care 
  • Be available and accessible to learners 
  • Acknowledge when beliefs or attitudes are influencing the teaching or learning environment 
  • Model highest standards of the profession 
  • Mentor Handbook
  • AACOM has provided robust resources for career counseling, mentoring and developing advisory relationships
  • AACOM resource
  • Mentor Handbook