The Science Advisory Board Release: Biomedical Trainees Deficient In Conflict Management Skills

Published: Feb 03, 2004

Over 1,400 participants in a recent poll conducted by The Science Advisory Board expressed their concern that recent medical and scientific trainees are not adequately prepared to handle the interpersonal demands of their future jobs. Forty-four percent of those surveyed believe that young physicians and researchers lack the necessary skills to manage conflicts they might encounter in the workplace. Furthermore, 34% of those polled feel that these individuals are not fully prepared to work in teams, and 22% think that they are inexperienced in negotiation techniques.

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