Upcoming Webinars

Sign up for our FREE 30-minute webinar, What Learners Should Know About Delivering Bad News, on Thursday, April 27 at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET.

One of the hardest tasks for clinicians is to deliver bad news; patients say they remember how they learned bad news for the rest of their lives. Listen to an expert discuss proven techniques that help clinicians break bad news to their patients. Timothy E. Quill, MD, Director of the University of Rochester Medical Center Palliative Care Program, author of Palliative Care and Ethics Caring, and co-author of DocCom module, Delivering Bad News, will share his learnings from over 40 years of partnering with patients with whom he’s discussed devastating prognoses. Join us for a free 30-minute DocCom webinar about delivering bad news on Thursday, April 27th at 1 PM PT/4 PM ET. Click on the link below to register for this important webinar.  

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Recorded Webinars

Improve Interns' Communication Skills Prior to Orientation - Hear how one residency program was able to improve incoming resident's communication skills. This webinar examines a case study of a residency program that assigns specific DocCom modules after the Match in March and before orientation. In testing interns before and after DocCom review, interns scored higher after using DocCom. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar!



Teaching Learners to Practice Mindfully in a Turbulent Healthcare Environment - Ron Epstein, MD, a Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, is the guest speaker during this webinar based on DocCom's Module 2 - Mindfulness and Reflection in Clinical Training and Practice. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar!



High Performance Teams: A Critical Need to Restore Joy - Team based care is here to stay. Assuring high quality patient care outcomes requires that teams possess both the commitment and the ability to perform at their highest potential. All teams have leaders, both formal and informal. These individuals have a profound impact on the team's morale and welfare. Healthcare is at a critical junction that requires focus on this group of leaders. It requires a steadfast pursuit of engagement and restoring joy to the workforce.

Join nationally recognized Maysel Kemp White, PhD, MFT, FAACH, Co-Author of the DocCom module on teams and president/CEO of Healthcare Quality and Communication Improvement, discuss this important topic. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar!

Unleashing the Positive Power of Compassion: Science, Skills & Strategies for Health & Wellbeing - 
Beth Lown, MD, from the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare introduces a social neuroscience-based model and behavioral framework for compassionate collaborative care illustrated by clinical stories. She discusses the positive power of compassion and potential strategies we can use to build cultures of compassion and collaboration that will sustain us all. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar!


DocCom's New Features for Monitoring Students' Learning
 - DocCom has added new grading features to  enhance the user experience when monitoring students. In this webinar, Managing Editor, Barbara Lewis, and Editor, Christof Daetwyler, provide a tutorial of DocCom and it's new features.  CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar! 


You, Me and the Computer Makes Three: How to Integrate the Computer in the Exam Room for Optimal Patient Experience - What Learners Should Know - 
The advent of electronic health records (EHR), coupled with nearly $30 billion in government stimulus to encourage EHR implementation, has prompted a 78 percent adoption rate of EHR and a rapidly increasing number of wired examination rooms, posing a conundrum for clinicians and patients, both of whom are interacting with a “third presence” in the room. Integrating computers in the exam room, while maintaining patient-centeredness, is a challenge at one end of the spectrum and a disaster at the other end.

Emerging from this technological intrusion are effective practices that light the way for clinicians to optimally incorporate computers in routine patient visits. We'll discuss strategies to cope with this healthcare technology challenge in ways that enhance - rather than inhibit - their relationships with patients. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar! 

Balance & Self-Care: Helping Learners Avoid Burnout & Depression -
The high rate of clinician burnout, coupled with suicides, prompted DocCom to host a free 30-minute webinar to help teach learners about Balance and Self-Care, DocCom's Module 4 authored by John Christensen, PhD, co-editor of the prestigious book, Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Christensen discussed the principles on how to maintain balance and self-care and offered suggestions for teaching these important concepts. CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint slides from this webinar!



Provide Engaging Educational Resources to Enhance Clinician and Patient Communication, and Health Outcomes: Learn how to Improve Residents’ Communication Skills Prior to Arrival and Orientation. Listen to Dr. Surendra Marur from the Greater Baltimore Medical Center describe how he assigns DocCom immediately after the Match in March, rather than waiting for orientation. 

Learn about DocCom and Take a Quick Tour of Our Unique Features - Presented by Christof Daetwyler, MD, DocCom Editor and Developer; and Barbara Lewis, DocCom Managing Editor 
DocCom has many wonderful features such as curricula guides, grading matrix, assessment questions, assignments, etc. Learn how these unique features can help you.