Proposal ID: 4755


Survey Title
APPD Communication and Training Assessment Survey

Date survey distributed to APPD membership (eg., 3/2015):

Portion of APPD membership surveyed (eg., Program Directors and Associate Program Directors):
Program Directors

Response rate (eg., 50%; 99/198):

Summary of main findings:
Response rate was 41% (82/202). Most programs did teach communication skills to residents; only 14% provided no formal training. Programs identified various 1) educational formats for teaching communication skills, 2) curricular content, and 3) assessment methods for determining competence. Many programs were less than satisfied with their curriculum and the accuracy of their assessments. The greatest programmatic need regarding curricula was time, while the greatest need for assessment was a tool.


Reed S, Frey-Vogel A, Frost M. Look Who's Talking: A Survey of Pediatric Program Directors on Communication Skills Education in Pediatric Residency Programs. Acad Pediatr. 2020;20(1):9-13. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2019.05.005