Address patient needs with excellent communication skills

The Communication Skills Program is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of teaching communication skills across the continuum of medical education.

We support the Faculty of Medicine’s mission to prepare highly competent, caring and socially responsible physicians. We achieve this through teaching and learning activities that affirm a patient-centred approach and build communication skills for effective clinical, scholarly and collaborative practice.

Our philosophy

Developing competency in patient-doctor communications is an important part of medical training at Dalhousie Medical School because effective communication with patients can lead to improved health outcomes.

We subscribe to a skills-based approach grounded in the understanding that communication is a core clinical skill that can be learned, taught and enhanced over a lifetime of practice. As your communications skills improve, you will become a more empathetic and effective doctor.