Preparing Faculty to Conduct GT-RR Reflection Rounds: A Space for Students to Explore the Meaning of their Interactions with Patients

Date:                    Saturday 24th August

Half Day:              1330-1630

Level:                    All


  1. Christina Puchalski
  2. Benjamin Blatt
  3. Malgorzata Krajnik
  4. Phillip Larkin
  5. Anne Vanderhoek

Summary of theme and why it is important:  Medical education provides little opportunity for student reflection on the meaning of their patient interactions.   Experiences like the death of a patient can be profoundly disturbing.  Reflection is vital for students to grow from such experiences and develop their own inner resilience to address patient suffering and buffer against burnout.   Reflection Rounds, conducted in small groups by pairs of specially trained faculty, provides students with a safe space to explore the emotional and humanistic and/or spiritual aspects of their patient interactions

Who should participate in the Pre-Conference Workshop?  This workshop will prepare faculty to conduct Reflection Rounds--distilled from the faculty training program developed for the Reflection Rounds initiative piloted in 17 North American medical schools.  The faculty training program and Reflection Rounds itself were developed by the George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) with funding from the Templeton Foundation—thus designated GT-RR. This workshop is designed for clinical teachers from medicine, nursing and from all other health care professions.

What will they gain from participating?

  1. Describe the theory and structure of GT-RR Reflection Rounds and its role in health care students’ personal and professional formation
  2. Employ the G-TRR structured format to conduct Reflective Rounds in their home institutions. (A complete set of materials necessary to conduct GT-RR will be provided for each participant)

Cost: Euros 90 (includes coffee)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-conference Workshop participants must also register for AMEE 2019 and pay the conference fee.


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