Table 2

Professional Skills and Behavior Inventory*

*Adapted from Epstein and Hundert.21
Faulty cognitive skills:
  • inadequate core knowledge

  • inadequate basic communication skills

  • ineffective information management

  • inability to apply knowledge to real world

  • inadequate use of tacit knowledge

  • inadequate use of personal experience

  • faulty abstract problem solving

  • unable to recognize gaps in knowledge

  • unable to generate appropriate questions

  • ineffective resource utilization

Faulty technical skills:
  • inadequate physical examination

  • inadequate interpretation of special studies

Faulty integrative skills:
  • unable to manage uncertainty

Failure of habits of mind:
  • inattentiveness to detail

  • lack of critical curiosity

  • unwillingness to acknowledge or to correct errors