All You Ever Wanted To Know About Admissions! Part 4

Admissions deans (Koenig et al) are interested in our ability to quantify personal competencies important in medicine and many other fields.  These include ethical responsibility, reliability and dependability, service orientation, social skills, capacity for improvement, resilience and adaptability, cultural competence, oral communication, and teamwork.  Several different measurement tools are described which could be used economically to screen large numbers of applicants.  Potential problems include “coaching or faking” responses.—Laura Willett, MD.

Koenig TW, Parrish SK, Terregino CA, Williams JP, Dunleavy DM, Volsch JM. Core Personal Competencies Important to Entering Students’ Success in Medical School: What Are They and How Could They Be Assessed Early in the Admission Process? Acad Med. 2013 May;88(5):603-613.

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