Re: Is resilience a trainable skill?
Resilience is a trainable skill, but perhaps not necessarily as a curricular subject in its own right, rather it is acquired as 'affective', or experiential learning, particularly in the company of colleagues. Contrary to the article above, this is well recognised, but awareness is not widespread. An example is in cadaver dissection:
Ref: Warner and Rizzolo: Anatomical instruction and training for professionalism from the 19th to the 21st centuries. https://doi.org/10.1002/ca.20290
Many medical, paramedical, military and other training schemes have effectively (but perhaps inadvertently!) used affective learning in building resilience in their subjects. What is vital is that with increasing awareness, medical schools build affective learning through appropriate experiences into their curricula.
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