The value of writing skills as an addition to the medical school curriculum
School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
The Medical Schools Council statement lists the ability to communicate through
reading, writing, listening, and speaking as four skills all medical students should
possess as future doctors.1
First and foremost, writing in a legible manner is imperative for good clinical
practice and poor prescribing and documenting can have harmful consequences for
the patient.1 The ability to write effectively is also an important medium in conveying
complex scientific concepts and critical clinical information.
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