Author: Ogunyemi D., Wimmers P., Sugiyama N. and Stuber M. Publication Year: 2014
Summary: This paper explores conflict management styles and academic performance of medical students with a focus on preclinical and clinical standardised examinations.
Description: The complex multidisciplinary system and team approach to healthcare delivery increases conflict, which can reduce morale, lower productivity, and increase tendency to commit medical errors.
The aim of the study was to assess associations between Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Instrument (TKI) and medical students’ academic performance. From 2010- 2011, 316 third-year medical students were scored on TKI styles of competing, collaborating, compromising, accommodating, and avoiding which were compared to Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 (USMLE), and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) examinations for Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Surgery, and Internal Medicine (IM) clerkships scores. Correlation and regression analysis were performed.

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