Professionalism and Virtues

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Professionalism is one of the six core competencies of both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It is being taught and discussed at the medical school level as well as throughout residency and continues during the lifetime of an orthopaedic surgeon. This paper will review its definition as well as the virtues that are necessary to sustain medical professionalism.

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