Measurement of Nonverbal Receptive Abilities in Medical Students

  title={Measurement of Nonverbal Receptive Abilities in Medical Students},
  author={A. James Giannini and Jocelyn D. Giannini and Rachel K. Bowman},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={1145 - 1150}
Physicians have been reported to have difficulty in communicating with their patients. An element of this communication gap is proposed be related to the educational curriculum and the selection process of medical schools, in particular, with the emphasis on scientific methodology reducing exposure to humanistic values. This hypothesis was tested by measuring nonverbal receptive abilities in two groups. 30 medical students were compared with 30 college students who were not science majors but… Expand

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