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How should pediatric communication skills be taught? The medical student perspective

Authors Bhatti A, Ahmed M

Received 24 December 2016

Accepted for publication 30 December 2016

Published 17 February 2017 Volume 2017:8 Pages 167—168

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S131030

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder


Alysha Bhatti, Midhat Ahmed

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

We thank Frost et al1 for their article evaluating a scenario-based pediatric communication skills program for medical students at Cardiff University. The General Medical Council states that “effective communication between doctors and young people is essential to the provision of good care”; yet medical students are relatively underexposed to the pediatric clinical arena.2 Thus, we agree with the authors that undergraduate medical school curricula must place greater emphasis on garnering the unique skills of pediatric communication.

View original paper by Frost and colleagues.

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