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Physician Professionalism

Trust. Respect. Honesty. Ethical use of resources. Social Justice. These are core tenants that medical professionals embrace when serving patients. Professionalism is the force that drives doctors to do right by their patients no matter what.


Marcotte LM, Moriates C, Wolfson DB, Frankel RM. Professionalism as the Bedrock of High-Value Care.

Chesluk B, Bernabeo E, Reddy S, et al. Pulling teams together: Interprofessional teamwork and the challenges faced by hospitals, providers and patients.

Bernabeo E, Reddy S, Ross K, Chesluk B, Guille R, Holmboe ES. Use of vignettes to stimulate reflection on professional dilemmas.

Research from ABIM Foundation

Since 1999, the ABIM Foundation has been working to advance research, conversations and education related to medical professionalism.

On the foundation’s website, you can find the Charter on Medical Professionalism. The charter’s three fundamental principles and set of definitive professional responsibilities are supported by journal articles and other related resources.