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Korean Journal of Medical Education 2007;19(2): 171-175. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2007.19.2.171
의학과 학생을 위한 커뮤니케이션 교육과정 시행 경험
이영미1, 오연재1, 안덕선1, 윤석민2
1고려대학교 의과대학 의학교육학교실
2고려대학교 의과대학 마취통증의학교실
Implementing a Communication Skills Course for Undergraduate Medical Students
Young-Mee Lee1, Youn-Jae Oh1, Duck-Sun Ahn1, Suk-Min Yoon2
1Department of Medical Education, Korea University, College of Medicine, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Korea University, College of Medicine, Korea.
Corresponding Author: Youn-Jae Oh ,Tel: 02)920-6209, Fax: 02)920-1647, Email: ymleehj@korea.ac.kr / okim1108@korea.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to describe a viable communication skills course for medical students and to discuss how to improve it for better teaching. METHODS: The subjects were a communication skills course and one hundred thirty three third-year medical students who participated in the course in 2006. Program evaluation by students was conducted using questionnaire at the end of each session and the entire course. RESULTS: The communication course was named as "Medical Communication Skills". Basic communication skills and interview skills for specific clinical situations were taught. We used experiential leaning methods such as standardized patient (SP) interviews with feedback. Students rated the course highly especially for SP-based practice sessions and student group projects. The course evaluation indicated that the students considered communication skills to be significantly more important as a clinical competency after the completion of the course. CONCLUSION: We confirmed that the communication skills course was well perceived by medical students and they preferred experiential learning methods more than didactic methods.
Keywords: Communication skills;Undergraduate Medical Students
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