Medical students are used to being at the bottom of the totem pole. However, there is 1 area in which they surpass residents and consultants: the art of communication.
Effective communication according to Dr. Kathryn Pollak is vital to practicing good medicine. This art is not innate, it is learnt and perfected through practice. One of the ways to learn communication is to receive feedback. It is paramount that patient/physician relationship improves so that patients will be healthier and happier, and physicians will find their work more rewarding.
Physicians are encouraged not to throw away communication during or after residency. It is rewarding both to you and your patient.