Why is it a case for ethics to come out of the closet of hidden curriculum?

Paragkumar Chavda


Recent media reports and rising mistrust of the general population towards medical profession has brought the spotlight on ethics in medical profession. Along with many other issues it is imperative to look into the issue of ethics from education viewpoint. It is traditionally believed that ethics and ethical behaviour is inculcated by observing the role models in the formative years of our life as medical professionals. I argue here a counter view to present my contention that we need to bring ethics and professionalism into explicit curriculum for medical graduates.

Keywords: Ethics, Professionalism, Undergraduate Curriculum

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