Best Practices in Communication Course

February 27-28, 2019

August 5-6, 2019

Overview

A two-day program for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists, and any other healthcare professionals who seek to improve their communication skills. This course is designed to address provider-patient as well as provider-provider communications. Attendees will learn to enhance their patient-centered interviewing skills and will also review best practices in healthcare team communication. Potential participants include clinicians seeking a higher level of patient communication, providers who want to improve their patient satisfaction scores, and healthcare professionals that have demonstrated problematic communication behaviors.

Medical Education Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve their communication with patients and healthcare peers
  • Identify strategies to improve overall healthcare team communication
  • Apply patient-centered communication techniques in patient encounters
  • Understand factors contributing to practitioner burnout

Continuing Education Credits

Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center designates this activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Location

This course is offered in College Station, Texas at the A&M Rural & Community Health Institute.  This course can presented at hospitals, clinics and other locations when requested (additional fees apply). 

Course Fee

  • Physicians/Dentists/Podiatrists $1,150
  • Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants $850
  • Nurses/Other Allied Healthcare Professionals $650

Note:  $250 of each registration is non-refundable if you cancel before taking the course.