Available now to read online is the March issue of the journal. Read the entire March issue online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app. Highlights include:
Medicine as a Performing Art: What We Can Learn About Empathic Communication From Theater Arts
Eisenberg and colleagues outline a theater-arts-based technique for teaching interpersonal communication skills and suggest next steps for studying and expanding the role of theater arts in interpersonal communication skills training.
Reflection, Dialogue, and the Possibilities of Space
Kumagai and Naidu discuss the nature of an educational space for reflection on the human and societal dimensions of medicine, its purpose, uses, and limitations, and the underlying components that allow for transformation.
Recording Medical Students’ Encounters With Standardized Patients Using Google Glass: Providing End-of-Life Clinical Education
Tully and colleagues used Google Glass to video record students during standardized patient encounters. The recordings provided a novel perspective for the analysis and evaluation of students’ interpersonal communication skills and nonverbal behaviors.
How Learning Transfers: A Study of How Graduates of a Faculty Education Fellowship Influenced the Behaviors and Practices of Their Peers and Organizations
Plack and colleagues found interviews with supervisors and peers of George Washington University faculty development program graduates suggest how enhanced teaching skills, scholarship, and leadership potential transferred from program graduates to their colleagues.