Annual Report on Medicine as a Profession
CMAP is working with the Institute for Health Policy at
Massachusetts General Hospital to survey physicians regularly
on attitudes and behaviors that embody key dimensions of
professionalism. The first survey, now being fielded, is
comprehensively addressing physician beliefs and activities
concerning three central domains of medical professionalism: self-regulation
and peer supervision; altruism and ethical behavior; and
maintenance of technical competence. Annual surveys will
continue to track changes in physicians' responses over
time. The Annual Report will also contain a qualitative
section that surveys key components of professionalism.
These will include: altruism and moral commitment/putting
patient interests first; the doctor-patient relationship;
self-regulation; the maintenance of technical competence;
and, civic engagement.
Learn more about CMAP's research on the medical profession.