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Table 5 Participants’ rating of faculty in regard to professionalism. Ratings represents cumulative data for all four academic years. Total n = 520

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

Professionalism Teaching Behaviors Mostly
%
Sometimes
%
Rarely
%
1. Acts professionally in relating to patients, students, colleagues and staff. 72 28 1
2. Teaches about professionalism. 47 42 11
3. Discusses his/her own strivings toward professionalism and his/her own shortcomings productively and sensitively. 34 53 13
4. Creates an environment of warmth and mutual respect in relating with students. 38 50 12
5. Is a good role model of professionalism for me to emulate. 41 43 16
6. Sets clear expectations for student’s professional behavior. 41 46 13
7. Enforces those expectation. 35 52 13
8. Explicitly describes the way a student should relate to patient in a difficult situation. 38 46 17
9. After describing the way a student should relate to a patient in a difficult situation, demonstrates that behavior for students. 32 44 25
10. After the demonstration, asks students what they saw and solicits their comments. 29 44 27