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Mandel Wellness Pathway

Skill Sessions

Skill Sessions

Skills 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.

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).
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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.

Integrative Medicine

More and more patients are seeking out complementary and alternative therapies to treat disease and maintain wellness, and healthcare facilities are responding by providing integrative therapies. Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of integrative medicine through regular skill sessions.


Regular skills sessions are offered, focusing on various mindfulness techniques. Students learn various techniques to be fully present, focusing on both internal and external stimuli and sensation, bringing them fully present to a moment. Students develop the tools necessary to translate these techniques to their practice of medicine.
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