Communication skills in a Lebanese Medical School

From movie theaters to medical classrooms

Basem Roberto Saab, Jinan Usta, Stella Major, Umayya Musharrafieh, Khalil Ashkar

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Abstract

Background: Communication skills are widely taught in US medical schools, but in Lebanon, such teaching is in its infancy. Methods: At the American University of Beirut, we piloted a communication skills teaching package using video scenarios in Arabic. A total of 150 second-year medical students addressed eight communication issues in a 3-hour multi-method workshop that included watching and discussing video clips and role-playing. Results: Students evaluated the sessions positively for relevancy, quality of video clips, teaching methods, and usefulness for future practice. Conclusions: This interactive, role-playing workshop proved highly acceptable to Arab students and has been permanently incorporated into the curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalFamily Medicine
Volume37
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Saab, B. R., Usta, J., Major, S., Musharrafieh, U., & Ashkar, K. (2005). Communication skills in a Lebanese Medical School: From movie theaters to medical classrooms. Family Medicine, 37(2), 90-92.

Communication skills in a Lebanese Medical School : From movie theaters to medical classrooms. / Saab, Basem Roberto; Usta, Jinan; Major, Stella; Musharrafieh, Umayya; Ashkar, Khalil.

In: Family Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 2, 02.2005, p. 90-92.

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Saab, BR, Usta, J, Major, S, Musharrafieh, U & Ashkar, K 2005, 'Communication skills in a Lebanese Medical School: From movie theaters to medical classrooms', Family Medicine, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 90-92.
Saab, Basem Roberto ; Usta, Jinan ; Major, Stella ; Musharrafieh, Umayya ; Ashkar, Khalil. / Communication skills in a Lebanese Medical School : From movie theaters to medical classrooms. In: Family Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 90-92.
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