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 Meetings:

March 26, 2014 4:00-5:00 PM TMEC 333- RSVP
May 28th, 2014 4:00-5:30PM TMEC 340- RSVP




Terry Bard DD
Rafael Campo MD
Robert Cohen MD
Eva Chittenden MD

Elizabeth Doherty MD
Lisa Gruenberg, MD
Susan Hata MD
Martin Kafina MD
Edward Krupat PhD
Darshan Mehta MD
Beth Lown MD
Rob Meyer MD
Elizabeth Rider MD MSW
Laura Rock MD
Celeste Royce MD
Fidencio Saldana MD
Kristen Schaefer MD
Lidia Schapira MD
Shannon Scott-Vernaglia MD
Amy Ship MD
Mark Simone MD
Amy Sullivan EdD
Avi Traum MD



The Academy is pleased to announce the formation of a new interest group on Communication, Compassion, and Empathy. With the new curriculum bringing students into the clinical environment earlier in their training, the ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with patients, families, team members, and peers becomes increasingly important. We encourage faculty who are currently teaching these competencies to students or residents, as well as those who are interested in contributing to advancing teaching and research in these areas, to join us. All interest groups make a commitment to host one major effort for Academy members, such as a presenting a half-day symposium or developing a curriculum guide or systematic review, as well as periodic 90-minute workshops or other smaller-scale contributions during other years. Our general aim will be to assess current needs and opportunities at the medical school for faculty development and research in student competencies in communication, compassion, and empathy in the new curriculum.  

Meeting Minutes and Agendas:

March 26, 2014
Article 1
Article 2

May 28th, 2014
Article 1


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