A key element of being a doctor,A core competency of the American Board of Radiology
Professionalism in the basis of medicine’s contract with society, placing the interests of patients above those of the physician, setting and maintaining standards of competency and integrity, and providing expert advice to society on matters of health—in short, a contract that addresses issues of ethics, knowledge, and communication. In practice, professionalism encompasses a set of beliefs, values, and behaviors that reflect commitments to:
The RSNA Professionalism Committee has developed a series of vignettes about professionalism. These vignettes cover a wide range of topics that radiologists may encounter in their practice.
The vignettes are intended to raise awareness of the need for radiologists to maintain professionalism in their routine practice and to facilitate discussion of this core competency.
Professionalism Educational ToolkitEthics and Professionalism Online Courses (Updated and Tablet-friendly)
Questions or comments? Contact Professionalism@rsna.org.
Stephen D. Brown, MD, Chairman
Stephen Chan, MD, Vice-Chairman
Jonathan C. Baker, MD
Bruce J. Barron, MD
Brandon P. Brown, MD, MA
Kenneth A. Buckwalter, MD
Ronald L. Eisenberg, MD, JD
Anastasia L. Hryhorczuk, MD
Brent J. Wagner, MD
Kate Hanneman, MD, Resident
Michael C. Veronesi, MD, PhD, Resident