Center faculty work with SCoPE to define professionalism

McGovern Medical School’s Student Committee on Professionalism and Ethics (SCoPE) features committee members from each class of second- through fourth-year students. In collaboration with others, the committee developed a definition of professionalism, established for teaching and practicing professionalism at all levels of medical education. Collaborators included current and former SCoPE presidents, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs Dana McDowelle, PhD, MS, and Center faculty, Thomas Cole, PhD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA. The definition features four core values of professionalism: respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and self-improvement.