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  1. Identification of communication Apprehension in medical students starting a surgery rotation.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual meeting of the Association for Durgical Education. Philadelphia, USA, 1997/04.


    Most methods used to critically evaluate young surgeons for advancement or certification in surgery require oral communication skills, eg, case and research presentations, rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences, interviews, journal clubs and oral examinations.

    The irony, though, is that much of surgery training focuses on technical skill lists, and the rhetorical aspects are often neglected until the surgeon encounters failure in an oral examination or is sued for not « talking » appropriately.

    Early identification of those at risk for difficulty with oral skills would provide programs with time needed to arrange for the appropriate types of interventions.

    Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify those medical students with high communication apprehension scores in dyadic, group, or public speaking situations before they encountered failure and caused problems, not only for themselves, but also for their programs and practices.


    Two scales, Willingness to Communicate (WTC) and the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA-24), were administered to medical students at two large university medical centers during new student orientation to the surgery rotation.

    The WTC is a 20-item probability-estimate scale designed to measure one's predisposition toward approaching or avoiding the initiation of communication. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Interne(étudiant), Spécialité médicale, Chirurgie, Trouble communication, Dépistage, Identification, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resident(student), Medical specialty, Surgery, Communication disorder, Medical screening, Identification, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0372812

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.