How do United Kingdom (UK) medical schools identify and support undergraduate medical students who 'fail' communication assessments? A national survey.
BACKGROUND: The doctor's ability to communicate effectively (with patients, relatives, advocates and healthcare colleagues) relates directly to health outcomes, and so is core to clinical practice. The remediation of medical students' clinical communication ability is rarely addressed in medical education literature. There is nothing in the current literature reporting a contemporary national picture of how communication difficulties are managed, and the level of consequence (progression imp...Expand abstract
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