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Clinical communication skills and professionalism education are required from the beginning of medical training - a point of view of family physicians

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, March 2018
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Title
Clinical communication skills and professionalism education are required from the beginning of medical training - a point of view of family physicians
Published in
BMC Medical Education, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12909-018-1141-2
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Camila Ament Giuliani dos Santos Franco, Renato Soleiman Franco, José Mauro Ceratti Lopes, Milton Severo, Maria Amélia Ferreira

Abstract

The Brazilian undergraduate medical course is six years long. As in other countries, a medical residency is not obligatory to practice as a doctor. In this context, this paper aims to clarify what and when competencies in communication and professionalism should be addressed, shedding light on the role of university, residency and post-residency programmes. Brazilian family physicians with diverse levels of medical training answered a questionnaire designed to seek a consensus on the competencies that should be taught (key competencies) and when students should achieve them during their medical training. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and correlation tests. A total of seventy-four physicians participated; nearly all participants suggested that the students should achieve communication and professionalism competencies during undergraduate study (twenty out of thirty competencies - 66.7%) or during residency (seven out of thirty competencies - 23.33%). When competencies were analysed in domains, the results were that clinical communication skills and professionalism competencies should be achieved during undergraduate medical education, and interpersonal communication and leadership skills should be reached during postgraduate study. The authors propose that attainment of clinical communication skills and professionalism competencies should be required for undergraduate students. The foundation for Leadership and Interpersonal Abilities should be particularly formed at an undergraduate level and, furthermore, mastered by immersion in the future workplace and medical responsibilities in residency.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 72 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Master 9 13%
Researcher 8 11%
Other 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Other 19 26%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 36%
Social Sciences 8 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Psychology 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 March 2018.
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#8,201,963
of 15,370,443 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#1,066
of 2,196 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#123,107
of 280,436 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#1
of 1 outputs
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