Exploring Medical Professionalism amongst Postgraduate Trainees of Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta


  • Nabiha Farasat Khan Department of Oral Pathology, Bolan Medical College, Quetta
  • Syed Ahsan Shah Department of General Medicine, Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Quetta
  • Muhammad Ilyas Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral, Balochistan Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Quetta
  • Raz Muhammad Bazai Department of Neurosurgery, Bolan Medical Complex, Hospital Quetta.
  • Muhammad Saeed Department of Oral Pathology, Bolan Medical College, Quetta
  • Usama Saeed Department of General Medicine, Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Quetta




Professionalism, Postgraduates, General Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery


Introduction: The traditional educational system has concentrated on cognition acquisition and skills essential for physician practice. However, medical educationists are focusing more on good professional doctors now, having a cognitive foundation to work alongside their social roles as a physician-to-be.

Aims and Objectives: To assess medical professionalism amongst postgraduate trainees at Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Quetta.

Place and Duration of study: Bolan Medical Complex Hospital, Quetta during February 2024.

Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine professionalism utilizing a pre-validated questionnaire termed Professionalism Assessment Tool (PAT) from 47 Postgraduates (PGs) of the Neurosurgery, General Medicine, and Psychiatry departments. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 29 was used to calculate frequencies and percentages. The chi-square test was utilized to evaluate the association between professional years and items. A p-value of ? 0.05 is considered significant.

Results: All 18 PGs from the psychiatry department, 23/36 (64%) from General Medicine, and all 6 from Neurosurgery filled out the questionnaire. 55.3%(n=25/47) were above 25 years of age, The majority were males (n=31, 66%) and 34% females, 36% (n=17/47) PGs were from 1st year of training. Item no 1 and 5 of Domain I and Domain 3 present the highest percentage score (52.4%) respectively. Highly statistically significant results (p-<0.001) were obtained between professional years of training and items 4, 6, 1, and 3 of Domain 2, 3, and 4.

Conclusion: PGs followed feedback to improve and meet their learning goals. PGs understood their professional responsibilities and felt qualified to finish assignments to the highest standard reliably and courteously. They were aware of the benefits of working in teams, and they took feedback to help reach their learning goals.


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Nabiha Farasat Khan, Syed Ahsan Shah, Muhammad Ilyas, Raz Muhammad Bazai, Muhammad Saeed, Usama Saeed. Exploring Medical Professionalism amongst Postgraduate Trainees of Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta. Proceedings S.Z.M.C [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 29 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];38(2):116-21. Available from: http://www.proceedings-szmc.org.pk/index.php/szmc/article/view/506