What is it about?
Communication remains challenging to teach and evaluate. We implemented a customized, simulation-based curriculum on communication for anesthesia residents and used an online patient survey to assess the communication skills of the residents before and after the curricular intervention.
Why is it important?
Residents who were not initially scored perfectly performed better overall after completing their customized coursework. This is despite very high initial scores. The rating was done by patients, demonstrating a measurable outcome in the clinical setting.
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This page is a summary of: Customizable Curriculum to Enhance Resident Communication Skills, Anesthesia & Analgesia, February 2019, Wolters Kluwer Health, DOI: 10.1213/ane.0000000000004084.
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