Advanced Skills in Clinician-Patient Communication

A Non-Profit Program for All Healthcare Professionals

“Helped me realize I need to pursue the patient’s agenda – not my own”

Effective communication between clinicians and patients builds a foundation of trust. That trust can lead to more accurate diagnoses, greater adherence, and improved patient outcomes.

Better communication may also lead to enhanced patient satisfaction and HCAHP scores.

“I came away with techniques to engage patients in their care plan”

This course is designed to help clinicians refine and enhance critical communication skills. The intensive 2.5 – day program provides education and opportunities to practice new skills with simulated patients.

Like all of our courses, this multi-day program is designed to fulfill licensing board or credentialing requirements for remedial education, but is also appropriate for those who simply wish to improve their skills.

“Course addressed my specific needs”

Registration is limited to 12 – 14 participants per session. The small group format facilitates personalized learning and individual coaching opportunities. Topics covered in this course include:

  • “Difficult” clinician-patient relations
  • Communication and computers in the exam room 
  • HCAHP Scores and application of communication skills
  • Disclosing unanticipated medical outcomes
  • Communication to enhance health outcomes

What You Need to Know

Where and when is the course offered?

This course is offered two times per year in Denver, CO. Please Click Here for a list of available sessions.  A list of upcoming courses is at the bottom of this page.

How do I enroll in Advanced Skills in Clinician-Patient Communication?

Enrolling in this course is easy. Simply Click Here to access the registration page.

What do others say about Advanced Skills in Clinician-Patient Communication?

  • “Very non-judgmental and supportive”
  • “Excellent use of actors and role-playing”
  • “I learned the importance of reflective listening”
  • “It gave me an understanding of my triggers and the tools to manage them”

Who is eligible for Advanced Skills in Clinician-Patient Communication?

This course is suitable for any healthcare professionals or trainees who could benefit from learning how to enhance skills in clinician-patient communication.

What’s the cost?

The cost for the course is $1,995.

What to expect after enrollment

  • After your initial registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of enrollment within 48 – 72 hours
  • You will also receive a separate e-mail with approximately 90 minutes of pre-seminar assignments

What about CME credit?

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Memorial Hospital: University of Colorado Health and CPEP.

Memorial Hospital University of Colorado Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (plus 1.5 hour pre-work for credit). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Special Thanks

Course development is funded through a grant from the COPIC Medical Foundation.

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