Patient Communication for Medical Physicists Workshop was held on February 8-9 and included 16 attendees from 10 different institutions.
Todd Atwood PhD and
Derek Brown PhD designed the content and taught all of the didactics and exercises, while
Titania Juang PhD and the first year physics residents helped run the workshop. The agenda included lectures on “Experiences in Communicating with Patients” and “Effective Communication Strategies for Physicist-Patient Interactions”, and exercises involving designing ideal physicist-patient interactions, answering questions from patient consults, analyzing physicist-patient consult videos, role-playing, and simulated patient interactions.