The Use of Role Play to Teach Communication Skills to Providers
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT
Presented by: R. Ellen Pearlman, MD, FACH, Associate Dean for Advanced Clinical Learning, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Fellow, Academy of Communication in Healthcare
To review the utility of role play in teaching adult learners new communication skills, and the steps required to facilitate role plays successfully.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to describe:
- why role play is a useful strategy for adult learners learning new communication skills,
- two important guiding principles for facilitating role play,
- the basic steps required to set up, run, and debrief a role play, and
- other useful forums for practicing communication skills.
About Dr. Pearlman: Born and raised on both coasts, Ellen graduated from Harvard with a degree in Anthropology and then attended UCSF for medical school. She then trained under Dr. Mack Lipkin, Jr in the NYU Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Following a year as chief resident, she joined the faculty at NYU/Bellevue and shortly thereafter became the Associate Program Director, and ultimately the Program Director for the categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is now the Associate Dean for Advanced Clinical Learning at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. She has trained as a facilitator through the American Academy on Communication in Health Care and the Matrix Leadership Institute. She has extensive experience in teaching communication skills and humanism to medical students and residents, including the use of role play, video tape review, personal awareness groups, narrative medicine, and learner centered learning. She has served as a consultant to various organizations in the area of residency accreditation, faculty development, team building, and doctor-patient communication. She lives in Brooklyn and is married to a general internist turned psychiatrist and is the proud mother of an 18 year old daughter and a 15 year old son.