Skill Sessions

Conveying Difficult News

For practitioners, learning to convey difficult news to patients and families is often one of the most difficult skills to develop. However, being able to communicate difficult news clearly and with compassion is an essential skill.

Exercise is Medicine®

Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that is focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients and referring their patients to EIM Credentialed Exercise and Exercise Professionals. Read More

Integrative Medicine

Increasingly patients are seeking complementary and alternative therapies to treat and manage disease and maintain wellness. Healthcare providers and facilities are responding by incorporating these alternative therapies into practice. Mandel Wellness Pathway students have the opportunity to learn about evidence based integrative nutrition and understand the benefits as well as limitations of these approaches.


Students are exposed to various mindfulness techniques by experts in the field. The goal is to translate these techniques into tools for their own self-care as well as for their future patients. More Info

Motivational Interviewing

Offered through t3 (think. teach. transform.), Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative style for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. Based on the 2013 edition of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, this five-week course encompasses the underlying mindset, core skills and methods of MI. Participants engage in learning through webcasts, written materials, videos, exercises and practice opportunities. Course instructors are experienced members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Learn More


Physician burnout is a very real thing, affecting a large number of practitioners. Resilience training gives students and practitioners the tools needed to appropriately deal with the stresses of a demanding, emotional, high pressure career as a physician.  During the first and second years of the pathway, resilience building strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.  During the third and fourth years of the pathway, participants participate in monthly sessions that focus on building resilience and preventing burnout in medical school, residency, and practice.