Selecting medical students

David A Powis
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb02001.x
Published online: 18 August 2008

In reply: I am sorry Arnold considers that, in the context of selecting medical students based on their suitability to be a doctor, interpersonal relationship skills are qualities necessary only for general practitioners and psychiatrists. He is presumably unaware that the most frequent complaints made by patients about doctors of all kinds concern the very absence of such skills.

  • David A Powis

  • School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.


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