Students Practice Communication Skills During Summer Elective Course

The ability to communicate information and feedback effectively is an essential skill for those in the medical field.

At the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), 25 student doctors chose to hone their communication skills during a two-week elective course over summer break.

During this Caring and Competent Physician (CARE) training course, the group of medical students — who will be entering their second year of medical school at ICOM — trained in the facilitation of small groups, simulation debrief, and providing and receiving feedback with faculty.

The course was taught by Dr. Nicole Moses, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; Dr. Marlin Trainer, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; and Dr. David Hightower, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine.

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