Overview

Becoming a physician requires deep knowledge in many areas of human life including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, and more. But no patient can be reduced to parts; the human experience of illness and health is much more complicated than any test or examination can reveal. In this participatory learning session, Professor Frank Thomas will highlight salient research on medical student and physician experiences learning from and with patients. He will also outline ideas and practices to develop optimal conversations with patients (or anyone). The importance of creating and nurturing a stance of empathic curiosity will inform the hour.

Speakers

Frank Thomas, PhD, LMFT-S

Professor
Texas Christian University View Full Bio

Accreditation

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism