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Emotional intelligence does but does not predict success in med school

HRSThe conclusion reached in this study seems to rather contradict the study’s headline:

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Success in Medical School,” Nele Libbrecht, Filip Lievens [pictured here], Bernd Carette, Stéphane Côté,” Emotion, epub Nov 11 , 2013. The authors, at Ghent University and the University of Toronto, explain that:

Emotional intelligence did not predict performance on courses on medical subject domains. The results suggest that medical schools may better predict who will communicate effectively and show interpersonal sensitivity if they include measures of emotional intelligence in their admission systems.”

(Thanks to investigator Neil Martin for bringing this to our attention.)

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