What’s an Empathetic Scholar™?

Our graduates will be compassionate, empathetic and prepared to discover the latest knowledge in medical care and equipped with the tools to ask and answer the medical questions of the future. Along with the ability to “walk in a patient’s shoes,” these physicians will excel in the science of medicine. Outstanding communicators and active listeners, empathetic scholars are life-long learners and highly valued as physicians, colleagues, leaders and citizens in their community.

How are Empathetic Scholars™ created?

  • Empathy We use theatre pedagogy to train doctors to improvise, build authentic connections, take responsibility for their audience and demonstrate compassion.
  • Clarity – We use journalism and narrative medicine techniques to train doctors to speak in a language that range of audiences understand. Through the use of storytelling and written narratives, our students will learn to connect, reflect and build resilience.