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Professionalism Workshops and Training


Professionalism in Medical Education

With the Physicians' Charter came a challenge to focus on professionalism in the training of physicians, resulting in several major medical education initiatives related to professionalism. Professionalism has been identified as a core competency which needs to be evaluated in students and residents. The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and many specialty boards have identified professionalism as a priority for their attention.


The following are some of the workshops held to uphold this initiative:
  • Addressing Poor Behavior: Tips and Techniques - May 2, 2018

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    The UTMB Professionalism Committee hosted the final workshop for FY18, Addressing Poor Behavior: Tips and Techniques, on May 2, 2018. The FY 18 workshop series was targeted for specific audiences. This last session was for students. The session employed many of the principles used by the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.
  • Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior - April 11, 2018

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    The UTMB Professionalism Committee hosted another workshop entitled, Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior on April 11, 2018 for managers and supervisors. The session employed many of the principles used by the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.
  • Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior - March 28, 2018

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    The UTMB Professionalism Committee hosted another workshop entitled, Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior on March 28, 2018. The session employed many of the principles used by the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.
  • Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior - January 29, 2018

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    The UTMB Professionalism Committee hosted its second FY18 workshop on January 29, 2018. The FY18 series is being offered to targeted audiences and this one was for supervisors and managers. The workshop focused a second cup of coffee conversation when unprofessional behavior continues, the importance of documentation, and involving Human Resources as escalation advances.
  • Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior - December 11, 2017

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    The UTMB Professionalism Committee kicked off the FY18 series of workshops entitled Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior on December 11, 2017. The session employed many of the principles used by the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.
  • Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior June 12, 2017

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    The UTMB Professionalism Committee hosted a fourth workshop on June 12, 2017, entitled Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior. The session employed many of the principles used by the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation.
  • Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior.

    Date/Time: , 2017 - - Location: will vary - check Daily Announcements
    The UTMB Professionalism Committee is offering a workshop, Can We Talk? Addressing Poor Behavior. The workshop employs many of the principles used by Vanderbilt's Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy for having a cup of coffee conversation. A reduced version of the slide deck presented at the workshop is available.
  • How to Have a Cup of Coffee Conversation - Faculty Accountability

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    UTMB Professionalism Committee developed a workshop for the Clinical Chairs and Vice Chairs. The training is intended to complement the recently published Faculty Group Practice Guidelines for greater physician accountability.
  • Can We Talk - Promoting Insight and Self-Improvement

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    With permission from the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, the Professionalism Committee, the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Physician Executive developed a workshop for the Clinical Chairs and Vice Chairs. The content of the training uses the principles from the Vanderbilt program, "Addressing Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Safety".
  • How to Have a Cup of Coffee Conversation - Faculty Accountability

    Date/Time: , 2016 - -
    UTMB Professionalism Committee developed a workshop for the Clinical Chairs and Vice Chairs. The training is intended to complement the recently published Faculty Group Practice Guidelines for greater physician accountability.
  • 12th Annual Curriculum Education Conference

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    Members of the Professionalism Committee were invited by the Curriculum Education Committee to present "What Pushes Your Button? Dealing with Emotional Triggers" at the 12th Annual Curriculum Education Conference May 18-19, 2016.
  • What Pushes Your Button? Dealing with Emotional Triggers.

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    On December 1, 2015, the Professionalism Committee sponsored the first in a series of events promoting professionalism across campus with an interactive program entitled, "What Pushes Your Button? Dealing with Emotional Triggers.
  • Indirect Aggression: An Educational Approach

    Date/Time: - , 2015
    Come and discuss with us how our own personal traits can contribute to making our lives worse or better and how to work on it through a nursing research approach.
  • Tough Talk: Having a Constructive Conversation - Faculty

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    The Professionalism Committee facilitated a program for Faculty on how to have "tough conversations" using a video clip of a discussion between a Chair and a Faculty member.