ERIC Number: ED180035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Medical Graduates: Identification of Specific Problems and Methods for Improving Their Communication Skills.
Pederson, Lucille M.
Noting that approximately one third of the medical internships and residencies in the United States are filled by foreign medical graduates (FMGs), this paper argues that institutions where FMGs are administering care have failed to deal with the communication gaps created by language deficiencies and cultural barriers. The paper identifies specific problems facing the FMGs and describes teaching methods used for improving their communication skills. It concludes with recommendations for ways communication experts and medical professionals can cooperate in offering communication expertise to the FMGs. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Communication (Honolulu, HI, August 2-4, 1979)