Perception of medical graduates and resource persons about communication skills training programme in a tertiary care hospital
Background: Several studies, as well as licensing bodies, have found that poor communication skill is the most frequent underlying cause of complaints against physicians and malpractice allegations. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to know the perception of the interns as well as the faculty about the communication Skills Training Programme. Methodology: The workshop was conducted to train the interns in communication skills. To know the effect of sensitization program; feedback, of the students and the faculty members as the assessors, was taken after the completion of the posting. Results: Most of the students and faculty agreed on the feasibility of the workshop and appreciated its contribution in medical education. In spite of the known challenges, it was found to be a great approach to ensure it as a part of the curriculum. Conclusions: The perception of the interns as well as the faculty was found to be favorable in all aspects of the introduction of communication Skills Training Programme.
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