In a feat of logistical mastery, Steven Rougas MD’09 RES’13, director of the Doctoring Program, and a team of faculty and staff managed to hold the course in person. Course leader Dana Chofay RES’98, MD, says she was happy to make the necessary adjustments. “We were able to provide a continuous in-person experience, which is essential for a clinical skills course,” she says. “More importantly, meeting weekly in small groups helped build a sense of community for the Class of 2024 as they navigated the challenges of their first year during these isolating times. Students were very appreciative.”
GO LONG: Doctoring small groups were co-led by a physician and a social-behavioral science (SBS) faculty. Here, Sapna Chowdhry, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, and Kathleen Lester, SBS teaching associate, meet with their small group in one of the large auditoriums.