Factors Affecting Emotional Intelligence Levels in Medical Trainees: Should All Trainees Undertake a Gap Year? [Letter]
Reem Moussa,1 Ebtehal Moussa2
1St George’s University of London, London, UK; 2University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK
Correspondence: Reem Moussa
St George’s University of London, London, UK
We read with interest the article by Shahid and Adams1 discussing the effects of time off before commencing medical school on emotional intelligence (EI). The authors concluded that EI was greater in those who had taken a gap year regardless of age, gender or type of medical degree. We feel that EI is important to help doctors manage stressful working environments and wanted to address certain aspects of the paper that we believe should be taken into consideration.
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