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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : June | Volume : 11 | Issue : 6 | Page : JC12 - JC14

Perception and Attitude of Medical Students towards Communication Skills Lab and Teaching Module JC12-JC14

Rahul Tanwani, Rita Chandki, Ajay Joshi, Vinod Kumar Arora, Prem Nyati, Seema Sutay

Dr. Rahul Tanwani,
154-B, Vaishali Nagar, Indore-452009, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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Introduction: The knowledge of proper communication skills with the patients plays a pivotal role in success of medical professionals. A practical approach would be to initiate its training at an early stage of education period of undergraduate medical students.

Aim: To assess perception and attitude of medical students towards Communication Skills Lab (CSL) and teaching module in Central India.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Department of General Surgery at Index Medical College, Indore, India. Undergraduate medical students were trained as per a systematic teaching module in a well equipped ‘CSL’. Feedback was obtained via Likert scale and analysed after completion of the training course of eight days.

Results: A majority of the students (96.43%) opined that the training had improved their communication with the patients. They also felt that such training should be integrated in regular teaching curriculum of our country.

Conclusion: The training of basic communication skills can be introduced at an early stage of undergraduate medical curriculum in form of an effective, interesting and acceptable teaching module.