The resident and fellow educational groups have been designed to assist in developing personal and professional coping strategies to manage the complexity of balancing the humanistic element of compassionate patient care as a physician. The following are the educational groups that will be facilitated by leadership coaches from the Old Dominion University PhD Counselor Education and Supervision program.
Couples in Medicine
The Couples in Medicine group is designed to build community and support for spouses and significant others that have a loved one who is a resident or fellow trainee at EVMS. The group is co-facilitated by a spouse of a resident or fellow. They work on pulling together the activities and social events for this group annually. The current faculty sponsor for the group is Dr. Anke Hacker.
Final Rounds is a monthly gathering (first Thursday of the month) for residents and fellows to explore challenges related to loss of patients and other difficult challenges. All residents and fellows are invited to attend. If you have questions about this group, please contact Dr. Marissa Galicia-Castillo.
International medical graduates (IMGS)
This group focuses on helping residents and fellows develop coping skills related to acculturation stress as international medical graduates training in the United States. The group meets periodically throughout the year. Each group session will have a topic focus for discussion with members sharing experiences and resources with group members. To sign up for this group, contact Dr. Caroline Bertolet.
Professional and personal development
In this group, residents and fellows prepare to balance the complexity of patient care, effective communications skills and personal development. Each group session will have a topic focus for discussion, individual assessment, small group discussion and members sharing experiences and resources with group members. For more information about including this educational series in your program, contact Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education Dr. Agatha Parks-Savage.
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