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The professional attributes of doctors are
defined in GMC`s “Tomorrow`s doctor”, WHO`s “Five
Star doctor’, CANMED`s competency framework,
ACGME`s competency framework and many other
frameworks defined by different regulatory bodies
around the world1,2,3,4. All these competencies revolve
around knowledge, skills and attitudes. The curricula
prepared by these bodies highlight these competencies.
The competencies achieved by the exiting
medical professionals are exhibited at their workplace.
Lack of these competencies so far will result in lack of
cognitive abilities on part of medical professional, lack
of appropriate technical and professional skills and
lack of attitudes while dealing with patients, caregivers,
colleagues, seniors, peers and junior colleagues. These
ailments can be termed as Hypocognitivism, Hyposkillia
and Hypoaffectivity respectively. Collectively, these can
be called Hypoprofessionalism
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