Friday, July 31, 2015
Doctors' innermost thoughts
The Assn of American Medical Colleges identifies 15 core competencies for incoming med students.
These fall in four categories--interpersonal, intrapersonal, thinking and reasoning, and science.
CasPER measures ethics, empathy, collaorbation, resiliency and advocacy, among others. The applicants view 12 video or text-based scenarios and respond in writing to three questions about each.
I hope maybe they can weed out weird phobias--such as disdain for weight or the desire to get in a power struggle with patients who may not buy into everything said or offered.
I also once saw a show where a gynecologist hated feet and was wrinkling his nose in disgust because a woman's feet in the stirrups were close to his head.
Who knows what these people are thinking...
Well, maybe Rutgers.