Communication skills and Improv

Thank you to Ryan Offutt who came to do a session on how the art of Improvisation can highlight communication skills and hopefully improve them too.  Ryan helps organise and run a group called MB Improv (based in Sheffield) and it struck me at the recent South Yorkshire GP Conference earlier this year what a fresh and innovative method improvisation was for teaching communications skills.

 

Improvisation is steadily gathering an evidence base to support its use in medical education (see the following link from pubmed) and hopefully the feedback from today’s session will further support our decision to include it as part of the GP training programme.

 

This clip is of one of Ryan’s warm up games – enjoy!

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