Science Exploration Series: How Notre Dame Trains Future Physicians and Clinicians using the New Science of Compassion

Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science (View on map )

For the past eight years, Notre Dame's Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine has developed innovative preprofessional courses that apply the new science of compassion. Dominic Vachon, professor and the John G. Sheedy, M.D., Director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care, will discuss this approach, which addresses gaps in medical training in terms of communication skills, clinical mindset, and self-care in clinical practice. Examples from eight years of graduates will highlight the benefits of these novel courses.