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Table 5 The DPCC-MS

From: Validation of the 5-item doctor-patient communication competency instrument for medical students (DPCC-MS) using two years of assessment data

Give your assessment of this student’s performance on each item using the provided rating scale, where “Expected” corresponds to the usual performance of a student at this academic level. Superior Expected Borderline Insufficient Not applicable
1 Establishes a good relationship with the patient using the patient-centered clinical method 4 3 2 1 N/A
2 Explores the emotional experience of the patient in line with the patient-centered clinical method 4 3 2 1 N/A
3 Understands the patient as a whole person (in psycho-social and cultural context) during the interview 4 3 2 1 N/A
4 Checks that the patient has a good understanding of his/her problem 4 3 2 1 N/A
5 Uses appropriate attitudes and strategies in the therapeutic relationship with the patient (respect, empathy, etc.) 4 3 2 1 N/A