Congratulations to our 2017 ENRICH Scholarship Recipients!


Remediation in Medical Education- A Mid-Course Correction Scholarship Winners


Patricia Cerreto, MS, PA-C is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. She is also a Clinical Advisor for College of the Holy Cross Health Professions Advising Committee and a member of American Academy of Communication in Health Care. Before pursuing a career in academia, Patricia practiced as physician assistant in cardiology for over eleven years. She has a strong background in research. She was a sub-investigator for several clinical studies at Thomas Jefferson University and a research assistant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she also served as a member of the Family Advisory Council where she helped implement hospital changes that were geared toward providing family center care. Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts from College of the Holy Cross. She completed post-baccalaureate classes at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Arcadia University. Patricia is dedicated to teaching the “heart of medicine” to her students, whether it be on the topic of cardiology or patient centered care. Currently, her primary research interests surround how best incorporate and evaluate empathetic training into the PA curriculum. Eloho Ufomata, MD was born in Nigeria, West Africa and spent her formative years living on a college campus until she moved to Lexington KY in high school. . She completed medical school at the University of Kentucky, and went on to her residency at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a General Internal Medicine Fellow, and an Academic Clinician Educator Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She will have completed a master’s degree in Medical Education. Throughout her fellowship, she has had ample opportunities to teach both medical students and residents, and has gravitated towards experiences that allow her to improve the doctor patient relationship, and especially to break the barriers that exist across different cultures by teaching communication skills. One project, which she is extremely proud of was the development and evaluation of a curriculum in primary care for patients who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This curriculum tackled subjects such as use and understanding of various terminology relating to gender and sexuality, and most importantly tools for internal medicine residents to communicate with LGBT patients and to take a sensitive, culturally competent and comprehensive history and physical.


Institute for Healthcare Excellence Scholarship Winners


Annelys Roque, MD was born in Cuba and immigrated to the U.S. in 1995 during the Cuban Rafter Crisis. She grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and developed an interest in science early on. She was fortunate enough to attend Harvard College where she started working in a research lab that strongly shaped her career choices. After college, she spent 2 years at the NIH undertaking HIV research as part of the IRTA program. From there, she went back to Florida to attend medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She's now a second year Internal Medicine resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Kevin Bogart, PA-C I often joke that my understanding of the importance of communication wasn’t deeply challenged until I began my clinical practice, immediately out of PA school, in Primary Care at an urban underserved clinic. Working with emotions (of patients facing difficult lives), negotiating a mutual agenda (when my institution and patients had different agendas), and dealing with the complexity of psychosocial concerns... were overwhelming. I was feeling burnt out after only a year in practice. I realized I had fallen into a trap of being a “drug dealer” with “no time” to face the behavioral causes of my patients problem list. It was at this time that a mentor sent me to a Motivational Interviewing training. Learning an empathic communication style improved my patient’s health outcomes, increased my job satisfaction and decreased my burnout… and started me down a path of being obsessed with communication at home and work. After 4 years of Primary Care, I joined the faculty at the School of Medicine and took my passion for communication to work in Palliative medicine. I built a medical communication curriculum and am building scholarship around my clinical practice experience and teaching.
Remediation in Medical Education- A Mid-Course Correction
The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare will offer 2 scholarships to attend ENRICH, June 8-11, 2017. The scholarships are made possible by proceeds from the book Remediation in Medical Education- A Mid-Course Correction.

Applicants Will Be Notified by February 28th.

Scholarship Award:
AACH will award 2 scholarships that will each cover the full cost of ENRICH course tuition*, as well as $300 to apply toward travel expenses.  The scholarship winners will be instructed to register for the course, and will then be reimbursed. *Awardees must register by the early bird deadline

Scholarship Application Eligibility:
 
Anyone interested in attending the 2017 ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course with a financial need may apply.

This may include anyone interested in improving their own communication skills with colleagues, patients, and families,as well as those who teach these skills, such as Administrators, Educators, Patient Advocates, Health Coaches, Patient Experience Officers, Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers.   Applicants must have a financial need for a scholarship (i.e. would not be able to afford to attend otherwise).

Lastly, given the AACH's goal of increasing diversity across the organization, preference will be given to those with some contribution(s) toward the diversity of the course, whether by profession, perspective, race, ethnicity, etc.  Applicants will be asked to provide information on how they contribute to diversity on the application.

Scholarship Winner Post-Course Requirements:
One week after the course, scholarship recipients must submit:
1. Three goals related to new skills they learned at the course
2. A summary of their ENRICH experience and how it will affect their work

Three months after the course, scholarship recipients must submit:
3. A reflection describing how they've applied their skill goals and what outcomes they observed/experienced
The Institute for Healthcare Excellence

The American Academy on Communication will also provide 2 scholarships to attend ENRICH, June 8-11, 2017 thanks to the generous support of the Institute for Healthcare Excellence.

Applicants Will Be Notified by February 28th.

Scholarship Award:
AACH will award 2 scholarships that will each cover the full cost of ENRICH course tuition*, as well as $200 to apply toward travel expenses.  The scholarship winners will be instructed to register for the course, and will then be reimbursed. *Awardees must register by the early bird deadline

Scholarship Application Eligibility:
 
Anyone interested in attending the 2017 ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course with a financial need may apply.

This may include anyone interested in improving their own communication skills with colleagues, patients, and families,as well as those who teach these skills, such as Administrators, Educators, Patient Advocates, Health Coaches, Patient Experience Officers, Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers.   Applicants must have a financial need for a scholarship (i.e. would not be able to afford to attend otherwise).

Lastly, given the AACH's goal of increasing diversity across the organization, preference will be given to those with some contribution(s) toward the diversity of the course, whether by profession, perspective, race, ethnicity, etc.  Applicants will be asked to provide information on how they contribute to diversity on the application.

Scholarship Winner Post-Course Requirements:
One week after the course, scholarship recipients must submit:
1. Three goals related to new skills they learned at the course
2. A summary of their ENRICH experience and how it will affect their work

Three months after the course, scholarship recipients must submit:
3. A reflection describing how they've applied their skill goals and what outcomes they observed/experienced

 

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