Auguste Hector Fortin VI MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Interests

Medical education; Psychosocial aspects of primary care; Humanism in medicine

Current Projects

Current projects for student research collaboration:

  1. Qualitative study of intern support group.
  2. Assessing an intern curriculum on patient-centered interviewing skills.
  3. Description and assessment of student and resident retreats on spirituality and medicine.
  4. Assessing a medical student curriculum on communicating bad news.
  5. Assessing medical residents' experience in a psychiatry clinic.
  6. Assessing medical residents' experience in behavior change clinic.
  7. Study assessing how patients prefer to be addressed.

Research Summary

Medical education research, particularly the teaching of the Biopsychosocial Model, medical interview skills and office procedures. Current projects for student research collaboration:

Qualitative study of intern support group.

Assessing an intern curriculum on doctor-patient communication skills.

Description and assessment of student and resident retreats on spirituality and medicine.

Assessing a curriculum on communicating bad news.

Assessing medical residents' experience in a psychiatry clinic.

Assessing medical residents' experience in behavior change clinic.

Study assessing how patients prefer to be addressed.


Selected Publications

  • Montague B, Fortin AH 6th, Rosenbaum J. A systematic review of curricula on relationships between residents and the pharmaceutical industry. Medical Education. 200842:301-308.
  • Martino S, Haeseler F, Belitsky R, Pantalon M, Fortin AH 6th. Teaching Brief Motivational Interviewing to Third-Year Medical Students. Medical Education.200741:160-167.
  • Haidet P, Kelly PA, Bentley S, Blatt B, Chou CL, Fortin AH 6th, et al. Not the same everywhere. Patient-centered learning environments at nine medical schools. J Gen Intern Med.200621:405-409.
  • Barnett KG and Fortin AH 6th. Spirituality and Medicine: Development and evaluation of a workshop for medical students and residents. J Gen Intern Med.2006 21:481-485.
  • Haidet P, Kelly A, Chou C, Fortin AH 6th, et al. Characterizing the “patient-centeredness” of hidden curricula in medical schools: development and validation of a new measure. Acad Med. 2005 80 :44-50.

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