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Professionalism in Medicine: An A–Z Primer

Duff, Patrick MD

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Abstract

To be successful as physicians, we should adhere to a simple, time‐honored code of conduct. We must commit ourselves to a lifetime of self‐directed learning. We must strive to be thoughtful, kind, and sensitive. We must avoid arrogance, dogmatism, and negativism. We must be honest, moral, tolerant, trustworthy, and above all else, humble and compassionate. Consistent adherence to these traits will help us maintain the nobility and credibility of the medical profession.

© 2002 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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