Enhancing Non-Cognitive Skills of Healthcare Graduates

Healthcare Graduate Admissions

Our Approach: We work with graduate health-care training programs to address the concern of admitting academically qualified students into med school, PA, CRNA, DNP, OT, and PT programs, who then do not perform well in clinical rotations, or who derail and leave before completing their degrees. We help schools identify and develop students who lack fundamental non-cognitive or emotional intelligence skills that are required for academic and clinical success.

  • We design tools for schools to assess these non-cognitive skills in the admissions process.
  • We interview selected faculty, staff, and/or clinical supervisors to determine what is derailing your students.
  • We develop interview questions with specific rubrics that will detect these problem areas and also identify for you who has terrific non-cognitive skills!
  • We train your faculty to use the questions and rubrics which can be used again and again.
  • We help students develop these non-cognitive skills while they are in your program through coaching or programs that infuse emotional intelligence skill learning into existing courses.

Contact kkanoy@developmentalassociates.com for more information.

  • Duke University Nursing School
  • East Carolina Brody School of Medicine
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Loma Linda University, California
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • U. of Nebraska Medical Center
  • U. of South Florida
  1. We interview selected faculty, staff, and/or clinical supervisors to determine what is derailing your students. Are they demonstrating unprofessional behavior? Arguing with their clinical supervisor? Not handling stress and pressure? Blaming others when they make a mistake?
  2. Then, we develop interview questions with specific rubrics that will detect these problem areas and also identify for you who has terrific non-cognitive skills!
  3. Finally, we train your faculty to use the questions and rubrics.

References are available on request