Virginia Tech Carilion

Virginia Tech Carilion

Doctors Must Now Pass Social Skills Tests to Attend Medical School

Have you ever been to a doctor who was a wonderful physician but an unfriendly person? When I had to spend a few days in the hospital last year, my doctor was like this; he had the worst bedside manner.

Luckily, doctors who are lacking proper people skills might soon be trained to behave better with the patients and nurses they work with on a daily basis. Virginia Tech Carilion is one of the first schools in this nation to require candidates to their medical school to go through a people skills test before they can be admitted to the school. Each candidate was required to go through nine brief interviews that evaluated the candidate on his or her social skills and abilities to communicate with others in the health care system.

“We are trying to weed out the students who look great on paper but haven’t developed the people or communication skills we think are important,” said the associate dean of admissions at the school, Dr. Stephen Workman.

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