University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Fellow Professionalism Award

Professionalism and the Fellow Professionalism Award

GOAL:  Fellows must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.  At the end of the academic year, the faculty votes on the fellow that most demonstrates professional behaviors.

The AAMC and the NMBE have a working group to define and develop a tool for measuring professionalism.  They have described the following components of professional behavior in fellows and faculty alike as the following:

Altruism

  • Offers to help other fellows who are busy

Honor and Integrity

  • Forthcoming with information
  • Admits errors
  • Deals with confidential information discreetly and appropriately

Caring and Compassion

  • Treats the patient as an individual
  • Communicates bad news with sincerity and compassion
  • Supports a balance in personal and professional activities for peers

Respect

  • Respects institutional staff and representatives
  • Respects patient rights and dignity with privacy and confidentiality
  • Demonstrates tolerance to a range of behaviors and beliefs

Responsibility and Accountability

  • Cares for self appropriately: presents appropriate demeanor, dress, hygiene
  • Takes responsibility for appropriate share of team work
  • Arrives on time
  • Accountable for deadlines and assignments
  • Answers emails, letters, pages, and calls in a timely manner

Excellence and Scholarship

  • Masters techniques and technologies of learning
  • Is self-critical and able to identify own areas for learning/practice

Leadership

  • Teaches others
  • Helps build and maintain a culture of professionalism

 

Previous Fellow Professionalism Award winners

 

2019

Jeffrey Hubers

2018

Jeffrey Hubers

2017

Ahmed Akhter, Kerstin Austin, Margarita German

2016

Luis Lomeli

2015

Eric Nelsen

2014

Alan Gunderson

2013

Eric Johnson

2012

Shawn Hancock

2011

Siobhan Byrne

2010

John Rice

2009

Mark Benson

2008

Jennifer Wells, Courtney Barancin