Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Can Empathy be Taught? What We Have Learned from Neuroscience

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 11, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Felise Milan, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Director of the Clinical Skills Center
Director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Programs
Montefiore Einstein

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Felise Milan is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine, the Director of the Clinical Skills Center, and the Director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Programs for first- and second-year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She also directs the 3rd-year Clinical Skills Assessment and Review Programs. Dr. Milan's academic interests include teaching and assessment of clinical skills (especially communication skills), psychosocial and behavioral medicine (smoking cessation and exercise counseling), complementary/alternative medicine and women's health.

Dr. Milan received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed her residency training (in Primary Care Internal Medicine) and fellowship (in Psychosocial Medicine) at Brown University. Following her training, Dr. Milan joined the faculty at Brown to direct the psychosocial and complementary/alternative medicine curricula for internal medicine residents and the medical interviewing course for first-year medical students. Dr. Milan returned to New York in 1999 to join the Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine faculty at Montefiore.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast different models of empathy
  • Describe findings from neuroscience that inform how we think about empathy
  • Consider how findings from recent studies can inform how we teach empathy to our students and residents

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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