Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 9, 2023 

"Confronting Mistreatment: Practical Tips for Addressing Behavior"

Mistreatment of learners happens at all levels of healthcare training and in all types of educational settings. Addressing this problem begins by defining mistreatment, identifying those involved in mistreatment incidents, and providing skills to address unfavorable behaviors safely and effectively. 

This session will build on the foundational discussion by Kevin O'Brien, MD during the Faculty Development Day and offer some practical approaches for addressing occurrences of learner mistreatment.

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  • Define parameters of mistreatment 
  • Review approaches to discussing a perceived mistreatment incident with all involved.
  • Apply skills through active application of these techniques.

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Guest Speaker

Karen Szauter

Karen Szauter, MD, MACP

Dr. Szauter joined the UTMB faculty in 1990 after completing training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Her academic career at UTMB has focused on medical education across the continuum. She has served as the co-director of the Internal Medicine Clerkship for many years and is also involved in faculty development through Scholars in Education Program. Her scholarly interests focus on the clinical assessment of learners and professionalism.

Dr. Szauter was inducted into the AMT in 2007.