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How do United Kingdom (UK) medical schools identify and support undergraduate medical students who ‘fail’ communication assessments? A national survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, July 2013
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Title
How do United Kingdom (UK) medical schools identify and support undergraduate medical students who ‘fail’ communication assessments? A national survey
Published in
BMC Medical Education, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-13-95
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Authors

Connie Wiskin, Eva M Doherty, Martin von Fragstein, Anita Laidlaw, Helen Salisbury

Abstract

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 implications) for students of performing poorly. This survey aimed to consolidate practices for identifying and processes for managing students who 'fail' communication assessments across all UK medical schools.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Thailand 1 3%
Unknown 35 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Lecturer 4 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 10 27%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 57%
Social Sciences 5 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Psychology 2 5%
Unknown 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 30 July 2013.
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#13,335,643
of 21,347,367 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#1,796
of 3,015 outputs
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#95,376
of 174,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#1
of 1 outputs
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