Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Fellows must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patients’ families, and professional associates.
  1. Fellows will learn to effectively communicate as a consultant cardiologist to the referring health care provider and other members of the health care team.
  2. Fellows will learn to communicate a patient’s medical diagnosis and potential therapies or procedures in a manner that is easily understood by the patient and his or her family members.
  3. Fellows will learn to generate accurate, thorough, and easily understood reports for cardiac procedures.
  4. Fellows will learn to listen to and understand patient and family member concerns.
  5. Fellows are expected to provide thorough and timely consultations in the patient’s medical record.
  6. These skills will be evaluated by direct observation from the attending physicians as fellows rotate through the clinical services, and the results will be reported via monthly rotation evaluations.