Table 2

The most-cited articles in medical professionalism summarised by category and topic

Topics in medical professionalismCategory: no of articles (references)
ArticlesReviewEditorial materialResearchTotal (%)
Defining and measuring medical professionalism235 47 330 56 62 5 (10)
Role modelling, mentoring and professional clinical practice140 232 78 3 (6)
Physician charter and professionalism131 1 (2)
Response to conflict, social responses and social environment333 46 61 155 4 (8)
Professional and unprofessional behaviour/disciplinary actions368 74 75 136 334 37 71 7 (14)
Empathy and moral development138 345 48 73 4 (8)
Professional conduct of medical students241 63 2 (4)
Learning/teaching professionalism and curriculum issues549 59 60 65 69 76 150 158 142 8 (16)
Online social networking and professionalism169 339 43 72 4 (8)
Quality improvement and evidence-based practices151 152 254 79 4 (8)
Self-assessment153 177 2 (4)
Public roles and medical professionalism164 244 57 3 (6)
Faculty development in medical professionalism166 1 (2)
Medical ethics and end of life care167 170 2 (4)
TotalĀ (%)19 (38)11 (22)4 (8)16 (32)50 (100)