Auguste Fortin, VI, MD, MPH, MACP

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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.

Selected Publications

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