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Table 2 Participants’ rating of the frequency they observed members in each group exhibiting each behavior during the past year. Ratings represents cumulative data for all four academic years Total n (all four years) =520

From: Perceptions of medical students towards the practice of professionalism at the Arabian Gulf University

Professionalism Behaviors Medical Students Residents Faculty
Mostly
%
Sometimes
%
Rarely
%
Mostly
%
Sometimes
%
Rarely
%
Mostly
%
Sometimes
%
Rarely
%
1. Show disrespect to patients, students, faculty, staff or other healthcare personnel. 67 20 12 44 47 9 49 37 14
2. Advocate for the well-being of patients, students, colleagues, the community and the medical profession. 44 48 8 49 43 8 48 35 17
3. Make selves look good at the expense of others. 29 49 23 32 53 15 36 44 20
4.Exceed expectations in patient care, class, conferences and/or rounds. 11 67 22 27 60 13 30 61 10
5. Finish their work and help others finish theirs. 33 47 20 36 46 18 25 53 22
6. Complain about professional obligations. 24 49 27 34 56 10 41 44 15
7. Lie to patients, professors, colleagues/peers or in the medical record. 48 39 12 57 36 7 59 31 10
8. Show respect and compassion toward patients, students, faculty, staff or other healthcare personnel. 69 26 4 57 35 8 56 35 9
9. At times hide their medical mistakes from their colleagues and the patients. 38 49 13 39 48 13 34 50 16
10. Ignore the unprofessional behavior of others. 15 58 27 28 61 11 40 41 20
11. Do just enough to get by in patient care. 12 52 36 17 53 31 15 59 26
  1. *P< 0.05