Evidence-Based Relational Skills Training for Medical Students, Faculty, and Providers

We offer online learning modules, experiential workshops, and ongoing coaching / CME to strengthen relational skills, leading to:

• Better patient outcomes (fewer medical errors, improved patient adherence and follow-up, better clinical outcomes, greater patient satisfaction, reduced risk of litigation)
• Greater physician well being (lower rates of burn out, less stress, high satisfaction).

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Horace DeLisser, M.D.
Associate Dean for Professionalism and Humanism
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

"At the Perelman School of Medicine we have reorganized our professionalism and humanism curriculum to emphasize relational communication skills as a core competence of physician professionalism and the foundation to all forms of doctor-patient communication. Eran has been absolutely essential to the success of these efforts. He worked very closely with us to develop a readily accessible framework for organizing and teaching these skills to our students; created online instructional modules for our students and their small group facilitators; conducted introductory workshops for our students on the use of the skills; and provided facilitator training in the coaching  relational communication skills. The instruction we have provided around these skills has effective and well received by our students, results that would not have been possible without the expertise and efforts of Eran and the Center for Supportive Relationships."

Alex Logan
Internal Medicine Resident, University of Washington
Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society

"I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Eran Magen in the field of clinical communication while I was a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. I use the skills he taught me every single day that I am on the wards or in the clinic. They unquestionably make me a more effective teammate, a healthier person, a more empathic healer, and a better doctor."

Latest Blog Posts (Medicine)

As you are well aware, medical students are at terrible risk for loneliness, depression and suicide. A 2016 meta-analysis in JAMA estimated the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms among medical students at 27.2% and the prevalence of suicidal ideation at 11.1%.

You Can Help Medical Students Receive Better Support
We are

Top tweets from our Relationships in Medicine Twitter page: @SUPR_Medicine

Finding purpose: honing the practice of making meaning in medicine. By Lois Leveen, PhD., a Kienle Scholar in Medical Humanities at Penn State College.

How do you fight racism in medicine? John Junyoung Lee, MD.

A patient’s wish list: executing a better patient experience. By Tiffany

We were surprised to discover that there was no Facebook group just for parents of medical students. After all, parents of medical students could also benefit from being able to talk with one another, exchange ideas and stories, struggles and triumphs.

You can find the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1927685407461022/ .

If you are

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Article identifies best practices in relational skills training for medical trainees and providers. By Eran Magen, PhD, (@eranmagen), Scientific Director of the Center for Supportive Relationships, and Horace DeLisser, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Community of physicians

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2017 summer reading for compassionate clinicians, as recommended by the Gold Foundation. By Molly Olmsted.

An E.R. doctor's account of breaking his emotional walls and empathizing more with patients. By Jeffrey McWilliams, M.D. (@Erdocjgm)

JAMA study finds that doctors' narratives center around the importance

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New study finds that female physicians are more at risk for burnout. By Maiysha Claireborne, M.D.

Better caregiving requires health care systems that are designed to promote stronger patient-doctor relationships and inter-professional cooperation. By David Leach, M.D.

One doctor believes physicians must be

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Why we trust doctors more if we can relate to them. By Olivia Campbell (@liviecampbell).

5 ways to make a connection with previously unreachable patients include the "5  R's": respect, reflection, regard, relevance and resiliency. By Tracy Cardin, ACNP (@tcardin1).

Doctors feel uneasy

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Repairing “difficult” patient-clinician relationships involves the clinician acknowledging his/her part in the conflict. By Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS, Professor & Chair of the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at UW School of Medicine, and Carrol Alvarez, MS, RN.

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