Students must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients and those important to patients (spouses, caregivers, family, trusted friends, significant others, etc.) and with professional associates.
- Communicates effectively to create and sustain a therapeutic and ethically sound relationship with patients
- Uses effective listening skills, and elicits and provides information using effective nonverbal, explanatory, questioning and writing skills
- Works effectively with others as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group