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

Authors Tha T

Received 21 August 2020

Accepted for publication 22 August 2020

Published 4 September 2020 Volume 2020:11 Pages 611—612


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Balakrishnan Kichu Nair

Tun Tha

School of Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Correspondence: Tun Tha Tel +44 7449505477

I read with great interest the study by Shahid et al1 which investigated the effect of taking time off training, including undertaking a gap year, on levels of emotional intelligence (EI) in American resident physicians.  The authors should be thanked and congratulated for improving the understanding of a fundamental aspect of personal and professional development during one’s career as a doctor. I would like to put forward some comments regarding this study.
View the original paper by Shahid and colleagues

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