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Target SHOs and registrars for communication skills training

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.792-a (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:792
  1. Erik T Walbeehm (erikwalbeehm@mac.com), specialist registrar plastic surgery
  1. Rotterdam, 3022 BC, Netherlands

    EDITOR—Kidd et al argue that undergraduates need to learn clinical and communication skills side by side.1 Every doctor needs communication skills, from pathologists to surgeons and physicians. In the Netherlands undergraduates spend considerable time on how to communicate with patients. But I think that this is targeting the wrong group, and time is taken away from essential preclinical and clinical studies. Students learn …

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