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Table 2 Concepts of professionalism by year of study

From: Learning health professionalism at Makerere University: an exploratory study amongst undergraduate students

   Year of study
Concept Attribute 1 2 3 4 5
Internal motivation Love job +     
  Re-certification   +    
Good morals Integrity + +   +  
  Kindness +    +  
  Not ignoring patients    +   
Self-management Self awareness +    +  
  Life-long learning +     
  Knowing limitations, when to refer     + +
Good communication Good communication + +    +
Code of conduct Ethics + +   + +
  Hippocratic Oath   + +   +
  Time keeping + +    +
  Respect   + + + +
  Appropriate dress code + + + + +
  Privacy   + +   +
  Confidentiality   + + + +
  Informed consent   + +   +
  Teamwork + + +   +
Competence Knowledge + +   + +
  Skills + +   + +
Professional relations Respect for each other    + + +
  Open mind +    + +
  Respect for superiors     + +
  1. The plus sign "+" indicates that the attribute was mentioned by students in the respective year of study. A blank indicates that the attribute was not mentioned.