Teaching peers to talk to peers

The time has come for science to create a respectable, full-time career track for “peer-peer communication teachers”



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Scientists should learn to communicate effectively with their colleagues through long-term, sustained training instead of ad hoc, one-off “interventions” that may or may not occur during graduate school or postdoctoral work. Since such training may place unreasonable demands on research advisors, institutions should create career opportunities for “peer-peer communication teachers.”