What you'll learn

  • Hone observation, critical thinking, active listening and communication skills · develop tolerance for uncertainty

  • Create psychologically safe environments that promote inclusion and belonging.

  • Facilitate difficult conversations.

  • Surface and mitigate assumptions and biases.

  • Cultivate a reflective practice of metacognitive awareness, mindfulness and self-compassion.

Course description

This course, the first of its kind for CME, trains healthcare professionals at all levels to facilitate and apply Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) techniques and mindsets in classrooms, meetings, clinics, and hospitals. Learning and applying VTS strengthens humanistic and analytic competencies and can transform medical education, patient care, teamwork, equity, and professional growth.

VTS is a methodology for leading and participating in discussions about complex, ambiguous materials. Developed in art museums, it has spread to education, healthcare, and the business world. Harvard Medical School’s ongoing course, Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis, pioneered the application of VTS within medical education in 2004, and the method is now applied at more than thirty medical schools.

This is an accredited course is offered by Brigham and Women's Hospital. This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants and Psychologists.

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