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Auguste Fortin VI

MD, MPH, MACP
Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Summary

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

Coauthors

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications