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Medical Education Grand Rounds: "Impression Management Theory"
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Location: MSB E-351


The UC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will host Mark Di Corcia, PhD, for a special  Medical Education Grand Rounds on feedback and communication Friday, March 28.

Di Corcia, PhD, vice chair for education at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, will present, "Impression Management: The Key to Interpreting Learner Behavior and Promoting Professionalism” from 7:45-8:45 a.m. in MSB E-351.

A second lecture, from 8:45-9:45 a.m. will include skills training in giving and receiving feedback. 
Di Corcia, trained in both humanism and the social sciences, has channeled his knowledge and expertise as a communication scholar into creating a recognized curriculum for helping shape second year medical students’ understanding of professionalism and role recognition before the beginning of their clinical clerkships.

These core didactics have helped produce a dramatic decrease in issues/behaviors surrounding unprofessional behavior, an increase in end-of-clerkship evaluation scores and an improvement in student perceptions of faculty’s humanism/ professionalism in the clinical milieu.

His work has contributed to the largest number of Indiana University OB/GYN residents being inducted into the department’s "4.0 Club” (34 out of 39) which is reserved for only those preceptors who consistently receive overall teaching effectiveness scores within the 4.0 range out of a 5.0 Likert scale. In addition, the SOM only inducts 6 residents per year into the prestigious Gold Humanism Honor Society and for the past 3 years, 2 of the 6 recipients have been residents from the OB/GYN department.

The lecture is open to all in the College of Medicine community. 

For more information:

Contact Amy Thompson, MD at

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