February 09, 2012 BY: Suzanne Rotondo
Pothering is in the “Select” Program at the University of South Florida.
Not only did he have to pass the MCAT to get in, he had to pass an emotional intelligence test commonly taken by CEO candidates.
“We want to make sure that these students exhibit not only the qualities that will make them outstanding physicians, outstanding clinicians, but also leaders,” explains Dr. Alicia Monroe, Vice Dean of Educational Affairs at USF’s College of Medicine.
October 24, 2011 BY: Suzanne Rotondo
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September 02, 2011 BY: Suzanne Rotondo
July 27, 2011 — An innovative medical school program is basing admissions as much on the individual’s emotional intelligence as […]
July 28, 2011 BY: teleos
It’s not the typical start to medical school. No gross anatomy lab, no sudden immersion in science. No tests – although those are certainly ahead.
But this isn’t a typical medical school program. SELECT (Scholarly Excellence. Leadership Experiences. Collaborative Training.) is designed to train future physician leaders. Its students gained admittance by going through a rigorous behavioral interview process to assess their levels of emotional intelligence. The process looks for such characteristics as collaboration, adaptability and emotional self-control.
July 25, 2011 BY: teleos
The first medical students enrolled in SELECT, an innovative program designed to educate the physician leaders of the future, will arrive on the USF Health campus this week. In addition to their academic credentials, students were chosen for their high level of emotional intelligence. Candidates were assessed using an in-depth interview process often used in the business world but rarely employed in academic medicine.