Definition

Medical Improv is the adaptation of improvisational theater principles and training techniques to improve communication, cognition, and teamwork in the field of medicine.

Who we are

Katie Watson, JD and Belinda Fu, MD are professional medical educators at Northwestern University and the University of Washington who also have extensive experience in improvisational theater performance and instruction. Professor Watson and Dr. Fu are collaborating to help establish the emerging field of medical improv.

Mission

Our goal is to establish and maintain the highest standard of quality for the curricular content, teaching, research, and implementation of medical improv.

UPCOMING:

2017: THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL IMPROV TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP

Hosted by the Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The next Train-the-Trainer workshop will be held in downtown Chicago, dates TBA (probably summer 2017)

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