[Rethinking the selection of medical students, considering non-cognitive skills].

@article{NadiaMuoz2015RethinkingTS,
  title={[Rethinking the selection of medical students, considering non-cognitive skills].},
  author={N NadiaMu{\~n}oz and L Ren{\'e}Barraza and V CristhianP{\'e}rez and M LilianaOrtiz},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  year={2015},
  volume={143 10},
  pages={1337-42}
}
In Chile the only requirement to study medicine is to obtain an academic achievement score over a certain cutoff value. However, the literature states that this type of selection is insufficient, since the medical profession requires cognitive and non-cognitive skills. These abilities are associated with better adaptation and academic success, as well as less dropping out. Therefore, those skills should be considered in the selection process to assure that the education goals are met. The aim… CONTINUE READING