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Family medicine residents Alicia Kepich, M.D. and Ingrid Gutierrez, M.D., role play with Kassandra M. Bosire, M.D.

Program Teaches Residents and Fellows to Redirect ‘Difficult’ Patient Encounters

A new teaching model developed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine educates residents and fellows on how to effectively redirect patients during difficult interactions. Called “The 7Cs protocol,” it provides a framework for junior physicians to act, versus react, during stressful patient encounters.

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From left, David Faber, M.D. Candidate, Class of 2017, fourth-year liaison to the Miller School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors, with George L. Sanders, M.D. ’69, during a tour of the medical school February 21.

George L. Sanders, M.D. ’69, to be Honored as a UTrailblazer

When George L. Sanders, M.D. ’69, came to South Florida to study at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1965, the shadow of racism was never far away. The school’s only African-American student at the time, he was refused admittance to most of the medical societies, and he was once barred from entering an apartment complex where his classmates had arranged a study session.

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From left, back row, E. Robert Schwartz, M.D., Leonard Mathias and Jeffrey Lin; front row, Paola Cintron Villa, M.D., Ela Sierocinski, Heather Lee, Penny Tenzer, M.D., and Kassandra McGehee Bosire, M.D. Not pictured: Tor Jarrett, Dylan Petkus and Molly McKinney.

Miller School of Medicine Conference Representatives Witness Family Medicine’s Growth

Faculty members, residents and medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine attended the recent Florida Academy of Family Practice (FAFP) Winter Summit and witnessed a growing interest in family medicine, according to E. Robert Schwartz, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

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Josephine P. Briggs, M.D.

NIH Leader to Speak at Miller School Today

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will speak at Grand Rounds held jointly by the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Public Health Sciences today, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 989.

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Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., left, and Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Miller School Professors Publish Practical Approach to Guiding Residents in Patient Interactions

Over the course of 18 years, Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical family medicine, medicine and surgery, and Director of Behavioral Medicine, identified specific patterns in the interactions between new doctors and their patients. In particular, she saw how the relationships were strained by persistent paperwork, electronic medical records and obstacles to delivery of care by insurance carriers.

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