DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM FOR PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL AND DENTAL EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM LITERATURE
The capability and inclination of a physician to act in accordance with accepted moral norms and values is a key constituent of professional conduct; to ensure that medical professionals are mindful of ethical behaviors, educational objectives relating to ethics are now often merged into largergoals for professionalism education. This is because in real life scenarios, ethics and professionalism are almost always intertwined. Thus, it is imperative that the teaching and assessment of medical ethics and professionalism should occur concurrently during the entire continuum of undergraduate medical education. This short communication provides a simple overview of how Professional ethics can be incorporated into the undergraduate medical curriculum in the Pakistani context.