Faculty Development

Intensive train-the-trainer program for clinicians who want to become licensed VitalTalk Faculty and join a growing community changing the culture of healthcare.

 
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Two 3-day virtual sessions set 3-6 months apart?
Learn to teach communication skills at your institution
Delivering serious news, prognosis, goals of care?
$5,445
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Upcoming Faculty Development Courses

This curriculum is developed from our evidence-based teaching methodology of observation, practice and feedback. It incorporates small group work, goal setting, and professional actors as simulated patients.

how it works

A different kind of course

Upon completion of the course, you will be ready to teach and host a one day Mastering Tough Conversations communication course that focuses on skills for early palliative care discussion and a late palliative care discussion using simulated patients. Also included in the course is a two-year license agreement, which allows you to receive the latest versions of our teaching maps, simulated patient cases, and facilitation guides that are exclusive to VitalTalk Faculty.

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Task structure

This is an intensive six-day training separated into two sessions. The first three-day workshop will give you a deep preparation for using core skills in your own practice. Some of the first session’s keys objectives are as follows:

  • Communication skills practice refresher
  • Introduction and practice of the VitalTalk Facilitation model for both small group workshop-oriented teaching and teaching in real time clinical settings
  • Community building
  • Post course engagement to keep skills fresh

Then, 3-6 months later, after you have practiced your new skills and have had time to reflect on them, you will return for a second three-day workshop.

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