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Comments on: Emotional Intelligence Level Higher in Residents Who Took a Gap Year Before Medical School [Letter]

Authors Ikotun O, Lee EWC

Received 29 August 2020

Accepted for publication 23 September 2020

Published 6 October 2020 Volume 2020:11 Pages 727—728


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Balakrishnan Kichu Nair

Oluwaseun Ikotun, Esther Wan Ching Lee

The University of Manchester, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Manchester, UK

Correspondence: Oluwaseun Ikotun
The University of Manchester, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Manchester, UK

We read with great interest the work by Shahid1 et al with regards to gap year medical residents displaying higher levels of emotional intelligence when compared to their peers. As UK-based medical students, we appreciate the benefits of a gap year before engaging with medical education proposed in this study. However, we believe there are certain considerations that need to be addressed to better understand how clinicians of the future may use emotional intelligence to better patient outcomes. 
View the original paper by Shahid and colleagues

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