General Surgery Residency

Interpersonal and Communication Skills - full statement

Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals. Residents are expected to:

1) communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public, as appropriate, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

2) communicate effectively with physicians, other health professionals, and health related agencies

3) work effectively as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group

4) act in a consultative role to other physicians and health professionals

5) maintain comprehensive, timely, and legible medical records, if applicable

6) counsel and educate patients and families

7) effectively document practice activities

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