Interprofessionelle Evaluation der „Soft Skills“ von Studierenden des Praktischen Jahres

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OBJECTIVE: The present study deals with the implementation of a questionnaire with 360° evaluation to assess the performance of students in the practical year (PJ). A special focus is put on the "soft skills" (self-competence, methodological competence, social competence), whose evaluation in medical studies has not yet taken place comprehensively.

MATERIAL & METHODS: The study was conducted prospectively with 21 PJ students of the Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden. The assessment was performed by means of a self-designed questionnaire, which was divided into 4 sub-competencies (self-competence, methodological competence, social competence, clinical skills and abilities), which could be assessed by means of a 6-point Likert scale. Four professions were involved in the assessment: Medical Service, Nursing Service, Functional Service, and Administration.

RESULTS: On average, the strongest deficits in terms of self-confidence, willingness to perform, and ability to deal with conflict were revealed by students in the PJ. Students showed a very good performance in performing a medical history and basic skills of clinical examination.

CONCLUSION: The implementation of 360° feedback is possible and useful for students in the internship year across disciplines and professions. Such personal and interprofessional feedback has not been widely available. The questionnaire represents the first comprehensive measurement tool of soft skills for medical students and provides a good basis for comprehensive feedback.

Translated title of the contribution
Interprofessional evaluation of "soft skills" of students in the practical year


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)422-431
Number of pages10
JournalLaryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Issue number6
Early online date11 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2024

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-1519-3111/work/151435650
Scopus 85182656889



  • Adult, Clinical Competence, Curriculum, Educational Measurement, Female, Germany, Humans, Internship and Residency, Interprofessional Relations, Male, Otolaryngology/education, Prospective Studies, Social Skills, Students, Medical, Surveys and Questionnaires, Young Adult