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:

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL IMPROV TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP

Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

May 31 - June 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington

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