Auguste Hector Fortin, VI, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Interests

Curriculum; Education, Medical; Humanism; Humanities; Internal Medicine; Internship and Residency; Psychiatry and Psychology; Health Care

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

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.
Specialized Terms: Medical education; Psychosocial aspects of primary care; Humanism in medicine

Extensive Research Description

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.

Selected Publications

  • Chou CL, Hirschmann K, Fortin AH 6th, Lichstein PR. Impact of a Faculty Learning Community on Professional and Personal Development: The Facilitator Training Program of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. Academic Medicine, 2014;89:1051-1056.
  • Angoff NA, Fortin AH 6th. Passing the torch—A proposed amendment to A Physician Charter. Medical Teacher. 2013;35:328-329.
  • Martino S, Haeseler F, Belitsky R, Pantalon M, Fortin AH 6th. Teaching Brief Motivational Interviewing to Third-Year Medical Students. Medical Education.2007;41:160-167.
  • 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.2006;21:405-409.
  • 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.
  • Implementing and evaluating a four-year integrated end-of-life care curriculum for medical students. Ellman MS, Fortin AH 6th, Putnam A, Bia M. Implementing and evaluating a four-year integrated end-of-life care curriculum for medical students. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2016;28:229-239.
  • Training primary care physicians in cognitive behavioral therapy: A review of the literature. Dorflinger LM, Fortin AH 6th, Foran-Tuller KA. Training primary care physicians in cognitive behavioral therapy: A review of the literature. Patient Education and Counseling. 2016. 2016;99:1285-92

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Auguste Hector Fortin, VI, MD, MPH
Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056