Communicating Science (Masters course)

Taught by Nicholas Ponzio, Ph.D. from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Course objective

The objective of this course is to help graduate students improve their communication skills. Through lectures, individual and team assignments, and improvisation exercises this course will benefit students in the following areas

  • How to distill information through active communication
  • Team building through ensemble based improvisational exercises
  • Doctor/patient relationship through role play exercises
  • Practicing interpersonal and practical skills necessary for conducting a history and physical examination (OSCE)
  • Creating speeches for oral presentation
  • Preparing for a professional interview