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Table 1 Communication programme in year 1

From: Role-play for medical students learning about communication: Guidelines for maximising benefits

Topics in sessions:
   • Evidence for patient-centred interviewing
   • Skills for communicating with patients
Non-verbal
Verbal
   • Giving and receiving feedback
   • Making presentations
Educational methods:
   • Lectures
   • Readings
   • Small group discussions
   • Role-play – observing, interviewing, facilitating feedback
   • Interviews with simulated patients – actors and volunteers
   • Videotape review
   • Written reflections