Communication Skills and Professionalism: The Self-Assessment of Golestan University of Medical Sciences' Students

Shahini, Najmeh and Sanagoo, Akram and Jouybari, Leila Mahasti (2012) Communication Skills and Professionalism: The Self-Assessment of Golestan University of Medical Sciences' Students. Future of Medical Education Journal, 2 (3). pp. 3-6.

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Abstract

Background: Communication is a human skill that can develop through learning and teaching, Although, this is an integral component of clinical activities of physicians, still the dominant attitude in medical education is biological. There is a little attention to communication skills in formal medical education program. The aim of this study was to determine communication skills and professionalism of medical students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences by self-assessment. Methods: In this cross-sectional study in 2009, eighty medical students through non-random sampling were studied. The data collected by a valid and reliable questionnaire contained demographic, communication skills, and professional behaviors questions. Results: Eighty of the students were female and the mean age of them was 22.3 years. 2.5 of the students evaluated their communication skills at average level, 25 good, 56.2 very good, and 16.2 excellent. None of students were assessed as weak in communication skills. 48.8 of the students evaluated their professionalism as

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 15:02
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 15:02
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2773

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