Residency Initiatives

Practice and Roleplaying for Residents

Delivering bad news, dealing with emotional distress, and having heartfelt conversations with patients isn’t always easy. Discussions can be layered, unclear, and fraught with high anxiety and emotion. To address this, in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Blatt, Director of the GW CLASS Center, GWish developed a program known as CREATE (Cross Residency Exercise for ACGME Training and Evaluation). 

CREATE uses simulated patients and role-playing to give residents practice in dealing with end-of-life care, breaking bad news, and other challenging communication issues. 

Spiritual Care Learning Objectives for Residency

The overall goal for primary care and psychiatry residents is to encourage the full integration of a more compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare. Download a summary of the proposed recommended learning objectives for primary care residents.