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Doctors' Communication Skills

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Doctors' Communication Skills

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Madge Kaplan of member station WGBH in Boston reports that starting in 2005, doctors will have to prove that they can communicate effectively with patients in order to graduate from medical school. Medical schools are developing a test of communication skills using trained lay people pretending to be patients.