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Table 2 Summary of non-assessment mechanisms for picking up communication difficulties

From: How do United Kingdom (UK) medical schools identify and support undergraduate medical students who ‘fail’ communication assessments? A national survey

Mechanism Number of schools
FTP 14
Tutor/clinical attachments reports 12
Report cards/ flags from any staff member 6
Personal and professional development strand 3
From any part of the curriculum 3
Formative assessment 2
Simulated patient feedback 2
Critical instance reporting 1
360 degree appraisal 1
Whole year screening for communication problems (role play) 1
Not aware of any 2