Wow! Physician Improv was awesome! I was a bit unsure of what to expect going in, but it was even more valuable than I imagined. For those of you that couldn’t make the first session, here are a few takeaways:
- We often listen to respond to others and not to understand them.
- Silence is a valuable listening tool.
- Active listening is a skill we have to work on.
- AND the work can be fun!
The next Physician Improv session is “Agility” on July 14th at 8:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm PT. Agility is all about being able to think on your feet and respond to new information in a constructive manner. That’s certainly something we can relate to as physicians!
Want a peak at Physician Improv training?
Check out these videos from Session 1.
Physician Improv Articles:
- The impact of a medical improv curriculum on wellbeing and professional development among pre-clinical medical students – Medical Education Online
- Perspective: Serious Play: Teaching Medical Skills With Improvisational Theater Techniques – Academic Medicine
- Hilariously Bad News: Medical Improv as a Novel Approach to Teach Communication Skills for Bad News Disclosure – Academic Pediatrics
- Medical improvisation improves communication skills among healthcare professionals – Communication Center Journal
Jeff and the SurgeonMasters Team