ASME July 2016

Impact: Social Impacts


Concerned about how we were assessing ‘empathy’ during selection
Applicants learnt how to demonstrate ‘know how’, relying on self report
Can we set up an MMI station to encourage ‘show how’?
Linguistic specialist:
language-based approach to ‘clinical empathy’
Use of emotive and evaluative expression
Express concern, interest, acknowledgement
Avoids ‘unempathetic’ responses (insensitive advice, judgement)
Do the candidates perform similarly on both ‘empathy’ stations?
Are there gender differences in performance, and does the gender of the role player matter?
Do station scores vary by scenario?

Impact of other diversity variables
[Evaluation of station by interviewers]

Impact statusOpen
Category of impactSocial Impacts
Impact levelBenefit