Rachel Park


Our first day at Telluride Summer Camp has been full of inspiring and thought-provoking presentations about mindfulness, active listening, and high reliability organizations. However one question that keeps coming to my mind is, how do we strive to give patients the time and attention that they deserve while practicing in a system that has too few health care providers? This afternoon, we learned about many different barriers to communication which fell into the three categories of judgement, impatience, and preoccupation. When conference participants were asked to report their weakest areas, impatience was an obvious front runner for the group. Considering how little time providers have to spend with patients –the average primary care follow up appointments are allotted only 15 minutes- this wasn’t a surprise at all for me. It is doubtlessly important to evaluate and break down our barriers to communication with patients, but it’s equally important to maximize… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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