Additional reading material available on the web and elsewhere

Improving doctors' communication skills: teaching what is measured

Good communication skills: Benefits for doctors and patients

Personal qualities assessment (PQA): An instrument designed to test essential personal qualities for health professionals


Journal Articles

Powis DA, Bristow T. Top school marks don't necessarily make top medical students. Med J Aust 1997; 166; 613

Lemay J, Lockyer JM, Collin VTC, Brownell AKW. Assessment of non-cognitive traits through the admissions multiple mini-review. Med Educ 2007; 41:573-579

Neame RL, Powis DA, Bristow T. Should medical students be selected only from recent school leavers who have studied science? Med Educ 1992; 26: 433-440

  • KR Sethuraman. Communication Skills in Clinical Practice. Jaypee Brothers New Delhi 2001
  • Tejinder Singh, Daljeet Singh, Vinod K Paul.  Principles of Medical Education
  • Medical Education Vol II Trainers' Manual. National Teacher Training Centre, JIPMER Pondicherry
  • Stephen R Covey. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People





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Questions posed

Communication skills

Scientific temper

Interpersonal Skills

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership and teamwork


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Assessment of Non-scholastic abilities

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