Navigation Links
Developing 'roadmaps' for enhancing the professional culture of medical schools
Date:4/22/2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- There is change afoot in the way medicine is being taught. Rigorous course work, state of the art laboratories and demanding clinical training are necessarily at the forefront. To complement the constant updating of the technical preparation of future physicians, a movement is growing determined to produce doctors who are not only outstanding clinicians, but who are also compassionate individuals able to communicate well with patients, their families and other caregivers.

These interpersonal qualities ideally are acquired and sustained by participation in the clinical work of the environment in which medical students become physicians. It is understood that these environments are often not conducive to producing these caring qualities and communication skills. Academic health centers can be competitive, busy and distracted environments in which everyone faculty, support staff, trainees, and administrators can loose track of these qualities and how important they are to patients and to sustaining professional values.

Leaders in medical education from across the country will gather at the Indiana University School of Medicine April 29 May 1 to hone their skills as observers of organizational environments, acquire new knowledge of organizational development skills, share experiences they are encountering on their home campus, and produce roadmaps that will help them to advance their goals as educators and organizational leaders.

The IU School of Medicine is currently in its sixth year of a relationship-centered care initiative to change the culture of the school and the content of the informal curriculum, the social environment of the institution.

The nations second largest medical school is hosting its third international conference entitled Enhancing the Professional Culture of Schools in Medicine to allow other schools to immerse themselves in its culture and to use IUSM as a living laboratory to explore approaches they might take to change their own cultures.

Attending Immersion III will be small teams comprised of medical educators from:

  • Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group
  • Indiana University Northwest Center
  • Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice, Harvard School of Medicine
  • University of Kentucky
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ross University (Dominica)
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Virginia

Also participating will be representatives from eight of the 17 medical schools which have sent teams to one of the two previous immersion conferences:

  • University of Arkansas
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Wisconsin


'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic
2. Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder
3. Researcher developing new method for hearing loss assessment
4. Breastfeeding does not protect children against developing asthma or allergies
5. CEO Addresses Tennessee Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans
6. amfARs MSM Initiative Seeks Proposals From Front-Line Groups Working on HIV in Developing Countries
7. Developing a modular, nanoparticle drug delivery system
8. Jefferson scientists find protein may be key in developing deadly form of pancreatic cancer
9. AAAAI: Early Day Care Attendance May Protect Infants From Later Developing Asthma, From the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
10. IAEA and NFCR join forces to fight cancer in developing world
11. Engineers developing new cements to heal spinal fractures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... Mirixa Corporation recently unveiled the MirixaPro 6.0 platform. As the industry’s leading ... management services are delivered. Based on industry research and market feedback, the ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... people searching for solutions to their neck and back pain with a reputable ... network. Allegion Spine Institute , formerly known as Nevada Spine Clinic was ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... The ISO 9001 standard ... businesses and organizations become more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 was released ... own QMS, with a deadline of September 2018. , As described in ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , ... September 19, 2017 ... ... DACVIM, a board-certified veterinary oncologist, has agreed to serve as strategic adviser ... Dr. Tripp is founder of the Bridge Animal Referral Center (BARC) ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... , ... Ron Norman, CEO of Team Decades, http://www.teamdecades.com , stressed to ... than generic impression in the job market if one is looking for career expansion. ... that the first impression they give off is not a good one," says Norman, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... ALLENTOWN , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. ... Allentown, Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy ... a business partnership to offer a strategic hub service ... PMD Healthcare,s highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, ... A spirometer is a medical device used ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, social ... annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report ... based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the ... ... ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... ... ... Monday, September 18 th .The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) begins a week-long ... BTF,s Mobile MRI Unit – a 70 Ft. ... brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early Detection Sponsor-A-City Campaign to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: