Event Title

Using Film in Teaching Professionalism to Physician Assistant Students

Location

Melnick

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

15-1-2011 2:40 PM

End Date

15-1-2011 3:10 PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Professionalism is a core competence of physician assistant students and practitioners.

PURPOSE: To study the effectiveness of film in teaching professionalism to physician assistant (PA) students during the clinical year of PA education.

METHODOLOGY: Based in part on the recommendations of experts in medical ethics and the humanities, we will select a series of nine films that impart lessons regarding the tenets of professionalism. The films will be shown to a cohort of PA students over a 13-month period as part of their end-of-rotation (EOR) curriculum.

RESULTS: A number of instruments culled from the medical literature will be used to assess the effect of the film series on trainee professionalism. The professionalism of the film study group will be compared with that of a control group, whose clinical year experience will differ only in the absence of the film series.

CONCLUSIONS: We hope to prove the effectiveness of film in teaching professionalism to physician assistant (PA) students.

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Using Film in Teaching Professionalism to Physician Assistant Students

Melnick

INTRODUCTION: Professionalism is a core competence of physician assistant students and practitioners.

PURPOSE: To study the effectiveness of film in teaching professionalism to physician assistant (PA) students during the clinical year of PA education.

METHODOLOGY: Based in part on the recommendations of experts in medical ethics and the humanities, we will select a series of nine films that impart lessons regarding the tenets of professionalism. The films will be shown to a cohort of PA students over a 13-month period as part of their end-of-rotation (EOR) curriculum.

RESULTS: A number of instruments culled from the medical literature will be used to assess the effect of the film series on trainee professionalism. The professionalism of the film study group will be compared with that of a control group, whose clinical year experience will differ only in the absence of the film series.

CONCLUSIONS: We hope to prove the effectiveness of film in teaching professionalism to physician assistant (PA) students.