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)

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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.

Prescribing opioids safely: How

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Best Practices in Relational Skills Training for Medical Trainees and Providers: a recent Academic Pediatrics article written by Eran Magen, PhD, (@eranmagen) Scientific Director of the Center for Supportive Relationships, and Horace M. DeLisser, MD, Associate Dean for Professionalism and Humanism at

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A Doctor Experiences Pain, and it’s a Window Toward Empathy: an insightful Boston Globe piece about Dr. Paul Konowitz's own experience as a patient, and how that changed his medical practice. Written by Kevin Cullen (@GlobeCullen).

Doctors believe patients understand their care

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She Nearly Died at Her Own Hospital, and it Taught Her How to be a Better Doctor: a moving article about Dr. Rana Adwish, MD, Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Critical Care Medicine at Henry Ford Medical Center. Reported

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How e-Health Technology Can Help Physicians Form Stronger Relationships with Patients, by Sophia Wang, MD, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine.

An Interview with the Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer, Adrienne Boissy, MD (@boissyad), about her new