Doctors Report on Teaching Radiologists Effective Communication

Dr. DeBenedectis

Dr. Rosen

Radiology Business recently featured a report co-authored by Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD, diagnostic radiology, and Max Rosen, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology, titled, “Teaching Radiologists Who Perform Image-guided Interventions Effective Communication Skills Through Simulation.”Published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, their report focused on the impact inadequate training in communication skills has on both patients and radiologists and the effectiveness of teaching communication skills in simulated scenarios. After conducting their own training workshops and evaluating the results, they noted, “These results suggest that, at a minimum, participation in this type of training increases physician comfort in these common communication scenarios that arise during image-guided interventions.” Read the story.

Physicians: PACE Award Application Deadline Is July 31

The July 31 deadline for Medical Group physicians to apply for the Prize for Academic Collaboration and Excellence (PACE) Award is fast approaching. Initiated last year, the award supports the engagement of Medical Group physicians in cutting-edge research, encourages interdepartmental collaboration and showcases our commitment to academic excellence. Award recipients will be chosen based on merit, collaboration and growth opportunity, and will receive $200,000 over two years to support their research. Learn more about the award and how to apply. Email Max Rosen, MD, or Shlomit Schaal, MD, with questions. Read Telegram & Gazette story to learn more.

Physicians: It’s Time to Apply for the PACE Award!

Pictured, from left, are previous PACE Award winners Drs. Fisher and Muehlschlegel with award chairs Drs. Schaal and Rosen.

All Medical Group physicians are invited to apply for the Prize for Academic Collaboration and Excellence (PACE) Award. Now in its second cycle, the award supports cutting-edge research between departments and showcases our commitment to academic research with a $200,000 prize awarded over the course of two years. Winners will be chosen based on merit, collaboration and growth opportunity. New this year: Runners-up from year one can resubmit; one of the principle investigators must be an assistant or associate professor; and remember to align to True North. The deadline for submission is July 31. Learn more about the award and how to apply. Email Max Rosen, MD, or Shlomit Schaal, MD, with questions. Read Telegram & Gazette story.

Division of Internal Medicine Welcomes Drs. Kurella and Rosen

  • @Drs.Kurell_RosenSarvalakshmi Kurella, MD, is a graduate of Andhra Medical College, India. She completed her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Kurella is specializing in internal medicine at 291 Lincoln Street, Worcester. To schedule an appointment, call 508-754-6771. See online profile; visit website.
  • Yael Rosen, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the Medical School, is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Medical Center/Medical School and is board certified in internal medicine. She will be specializing in internal medicine on our University Campus. To schedule an appointment, call 508-334-2731. See online profile; visit website.