Communication for Clinicians: What You Really Need to Know

January 27, 2019

Course Directors: John B. Bundrick, M.D.Karen F. Mauck, M.D.

Communication is a fundamental skill for all clinicians. While many communication techniques exist to help navigate any variety of scenarios - motivational interviewing, SPIKES, crucial conversations, serious illness conversation guide, relationship-centered communication, conflict and negotiation, etc. - it is challenging for the clinician to master all of these various techniques. In this 4 hour workshop we will distill down the fundamental skills that underlie these various techniques and provide clinicians with a set of communication fundamentals applicable to nearly all communication scenarios.

Target Audience

This course is designed for general internists, internal medicine subspecialists, family medicine physicians, and other primary health care providers.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/27/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
01/27/2019 - 4:15pm
The Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa, HI 96738
United States

Accreditation Statement: 
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s)

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here


Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 4.00 Attendance


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