Key Note: How to Improv-e Doctor Patient Communications

Gracia 4 & 8

Improv actors don’t train to tell jokes. Actually, it’s frowned upon. Improv is an art form focusing on communication, specifically the development of empathy and broadening of listening skills. Starting Improv class for fun three years ago, I had no idea I would become part of a troupe at a local theater. Nor did I think I would help develop an improv training program for a medical school. And I’m not alone working to bring Improv to our offices and medical schools.The three principles of Improv will be discussed and along with a few simple exercises. After all experience is a stronger teacher than mere words.

General Session