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This paper is based on the Bradshaw Lecture delivered at the college in July 2012. It is a personal reflection on surgical professionalism garnered from experience not only as a professor of surgery for 31 years, and recently as Vice-Dean for Professional Affairs at University College London, but also from experience acquired as the only surgeon case examiner in the Fitness to Practise Directorate of the General Medical Council (GMC) over the last 7 years. During this time, I have been involved in the investigation of over 2,000 doctors referred to the GMC regarding fitness-to-practise allegations. Some issues have been addressed in a previous Bulletin article. This paper provides an update and highlights some recent concepts that were presented in the Bradshaw Lecture.

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Affiliations: Professor of Surgery and Vice-Dean for Professional Affairs, University College London

Publication date: November 1, 2012

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  • The Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England is published monthly, with the exceptions of August and December. The Bulletin provides a forum for the debate of current issues of interest and/or contention within the profession, as well as publishing non-clinical research papers and keeping fellows, members and affiliates of the College informed of all College activities. College activities include the activities of the Council and its boards, with particular emphasis on training and education.

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