A preliminary study of empathy, emotional intelligence and examination performance in MBChB students

Elizabeth J Austin, Phillip Evans, Belinda Magnus, Katie O'Hanlon

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Abstract

There is considerable interest in the attributes other than cognitive ability that medical students need in order to be professionally successful, with a particular focus on empathy and emotional intelligence (EI). Selection considerations have also motivated interest in such attributes as predictors of academic success. There are reports of declines in empathy in US medical students, but no comparative information is available for UK students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-9
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Education
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Competence
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Emotions
  • Empathy
  • Female
  • General Surgery
  • Humans
  • Intelligence
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Scotland
  • Sex Factors
  • Students, Medical

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