This is the second in a series of collaborative blog posts between the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
I believe that behavioral education in family medicine is the domain of the courageous and resilient. Behavioral scientists, the “Lone Wolf” of medical education, are asked to educate residents (often with little support) in areas sometimes antithetical to their students’ previous 4 years of medical school.
Example: Motivational Interviewing (MI). Teaching a group of intelligent overachievers, who recently finished training aimed at increasing their comfort with giving orders, that giving orders might be the worst choice they could make? Bring it on.