Virtual Mentor. December 2003, Volume 5, Number 12.
Test Questions: Professionalism in Medical Education
December 2003, Volume 5, Number 12
Professionalism in Medical Education
1. A student objects to the playing of rap music in the OR during surgery. Which of the following considerations should rank lowest in her decision about whether to intervene and stop the music?
A. Respect for the patient.
2. A medical student who refuses to participate in his cell biology small discussion group demonstrates disrespect for which of the following:
A. The faculty facilitator.
3. Melanie is trying to place an IV line, a clinical procedure she is required perform to complete her current rotation. She does not feel confident performing this procedure. Melanie should be least concerned about which of the following?
A. The urgency of the patient's need for the IV.
4. Neil, a medical student on an internal medicine clerkship, is asked by his patient, Alan, about the results of a CT scan. Neil has seen the results, which are consistent with a diagnosis of lung cancer. However, he has not discussed them with the attending physician. Neil should:
5. The AAMC 2003 poll of graduating medical students reports that the most common form of medical student maltreatment is:
A. Racial or ethnic remarks.
6. According to Amanda Howe, who is quoted in Halpern's journal discussion, an effective professionalism curriculum includes the following:
A. A program based on lectures.
7. In Hillary Johnson's Policy Forum article all of the following are expressed as arguments against the institution of the USMLE STEP II CS (clinical skills assessment exam) except:
A. The exam will not allow for remediation of those who fail prior to beginning residency.
8. Federal and state statutes protect the privacy of both physicians reviewed by their peers and physicians who sit on peer review boards.
9. Johnson's article states that the NBME advocates the implementation of the USMLE STEP II CS (clinical skills assessment exam) for the following reason(s):
A. The test will protect patient safety.
10. According to Jaclyn Halpern's journal discussion, current methods used to assess medical student professionalism include all of the following except:
A. Peer assessment.
11. Professionalism in medical school includes:
A. Applying ideals to everyday interactions.
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