Ethics and professional development: a primer for doctors in training


  • Jammula P. Patro Department of General Medicine, Viswabharati Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh



Hospital etiquette, Ethics, Medical education, Professional development


While dealing with colleagues, patients and relatives of patients, doctors have to practice ethical behavior. This paper describes some basics on etiquette, ethics, people management skills, team work, politeness, etc which will give doctors 3 C’s: Competence, Confidence and Compassion, which in turn will enable doctors ascend rapidly in health care organizations. It is suggested that principles of etiquette and ethics be acquired by medical students while in training itself so that they can implement them and use them from day one in the hospital they join. Whether these principles should be part of medical curriculum is a matter to be decided by appropriate authorities.


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How to Cite

Patro, J. P. (2016). Ethics and professional development: a primer for doctors in training. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(5), 1778–1782.



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