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Table 2 Students’ definition of professionalism in Kuwait according to the CanMEDS framework

From: Advanced medical students’ experiences and views on professionalism at Kuwait University

Professional competencies Attribute group Responses
   N (%)
   252 (100.0%)
Commitment to patients, profession, and society through ethical practice   247 (98.0%)
Punctuality 46 (18.2%)
Respect 45 (17.8%)
Well-attired 30 (11.9%)
Ethical 22 (8.7%)
Knowledge 21 (8.3%)
Competence 14 (5.5%)
Care 12 (4.8%)
Polite 10 (4.0%)
Hard-working 7 (2.8%)
Honesty 7 (2.8%)
Confidentiality 6 (2.4%)
Equality 5 (2.0%)
Appreciative 5 (2.0%)
Responsibility 5 (2.0%)
Justice 4 (1.6%)
Skills 3 (1.2%)
Considerate 3 (1.2%)
Wise 2 (0.8%)
Commitment to patients, profession and society through participation in profession-led regulation Following regulations 5 (2.0%)
Commitment to physician health and sustainable practice None 0 (0.0%)