EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) or IQ (Intelligence Quotient): Which Best Identifies Success in Medicine (and in Business) Today?

Interesting read. It might be interesting to take an EQ test myself since I’ll be starting school this fall!

Dr. Kevin Campbell, MD

Medical education today requires students to assimilate lots of facts and amass an incredible fund of knowledge quickly.  As medical science advances, more material must be mastered.  Medical students must be able to organize facts and apply them to patient care.  Medical care today is becoming more of a team effort.  Successful physicians must be adept at both leadership roles and in the role of a team member (worker bee).  Much of these character traits are also important for success in the world of business and many MBA schools are working to identify students with these particular skills.

Today while reading the Wall Street Journal, I came across an article highlighting a new approach to business school admissions.  As I have blogged in the past, I believe that much of what makes a good business school student, also makes for a good medical student.  In this era of reform…

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