Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: b | Slide: 13
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical and legal standards
Slide content:The Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education The culture of a medical school can contradict formal medical ethics training Students learn by: Reading between the lines of written institutional policies Observing standards used for evaluation of success Following the money Noticing the language an institution uses 13
Slide notes:Children are often told, Do as I say, not as I do. But the lessons learned by example are very powerful. So far, this unit has outlined a strong set of ethical values that are formally taught in medical schools. However, many experts say that when it comes to prevailing ethical values, medical education contains a hidden curriculum. According to the widely discussed ideas of sociology professor Frederic Hafferty [haf-fur-tee], medical students acquire their ethical standards in a variety of ways, some of which make up the hidden curriculum. The next slides explain how institutional policies, standards for evaluation, resource-allocation decisions, and institutional language can influence what medical students learn about ethics. 13