Emotional Intelligence Level Higher in Residents Who Took a Gap Year Before Medical School [Letter]
School of Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
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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.
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