Communication, Compassion, and Empathy

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Communication, Compassion, and Empathy


Amy Sullivan Ed.D
Beth Lown M.D.
Kristen Schaefer M.D.

2014-2015 Meetings: 

Wednesday, December 17,2014 4-5:00PM TMEC 447
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 4-5:00PM TMEC 447
Wednesday, February 19, 2015 4:30PM-5:30PM TMEC 334- RSVP 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 4-5:00PM TMEC 447- RSVP 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4-5:00PM TMEC 447 - RSVP 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4-5:00PM TMEC 447- RSVP 
Wednesday, June 17,2015 4-5:00PM TMEC 447- RSVP 

Goals and Achievements:

The newly formed Communication, Compassion, and Empathy (CCE) Special Interest Group includes 22 faculty who represent course and clerkship faculty from 5 hospitals. With the new curriculum bringing students into the clinical environment significantly earlier in their training, the ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with patients, families, team members, and peers becomes increasingly important. The aim of this interest group is to assess current needs and opportunities at the medical school for student learning, faculty development, and research in student competencies in communication, compassion, and empathy. Drawing on the expertise and experience of its members in research and teaching in these areas, the CCE Special Interest Group has begun work with design teams of the new HMS curriculum to assist in developing an integrated curriculum that will allow students to learn and practice increasingly advanced communication skills. Faculty development sessions will be designed to support faculty in teaching these skills to students in both classroom and clinical settings.

Meeting Minutes and Agenda:


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