University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is developing and implementing strategies to nurture excellent communicators who will use technology to support information exchange and empathetic interactions with individuals and diverse groups in multiple settings for numerous preventive health, health maintenance and health care delivery purposes.
This new medical school is in one of the most medically underserved areas of the United States, and its transformative program will place medical students at health centers in impoverished rural settlements in unincorporated areas along the United States-Mexican border.
2017 Spring Consortium Meeting
Poster presented: Using Technology to Enhance the Pedagogy of Interpersonal Communication in Medicine
Need/gap addressed: Evidence indicates that a more positive relationship grounded in effective interpersonal communication between physician and patient results in lower health care costs, greater physician and patient satisfaction, better health care and improved patient participation.