AB560        PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDES OF HIGH STANDARD - TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

Author(s): 
Maier M
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Background:
At the WONCA 2000 Conference in Vienna a special symposium entitled “Challenges to our professional attitudes past and present” was held. As a result a proposition was made for a special working group within WONCA focusing on “attitudes” and for the need to draw consequences for future generations of physicians based on lessons from the past.
Goal and aim:
Based on this proposition it is the goal of this workshop to initiate the first step in the development of a consensus instrument on professional attitudes to be used by medical faculties and other professional bodies responsible for medical education. Structure of the workshop: After 3 or 4 short initial statements from representatives of medical faculties or different countries and of relevant workshops organized at the Vienna conference, the participants will split in small groups and work on two different questions: 1. teaching of professional attitudes (What teaching format should be recommended? What didactic method should be used? Who should teach professional attitudes? etc.); 2. assessment of professional attitudes (What method of assessment can be recommended? At what stage of medical education should assessment take place? What are possible consequences of the assessment result?) The ultimate goal of this and subsequent workshops will be to develop recommendations for teaching and assessment of attitudes of medical students in order to assure professional attitudes of high standard later on.