HELPING CLINICIANS HELP PATIENTS: Facilitating the Transition from Medical Education to the Clinical Learning Environment provides detailed tips and tools to facilitators on how to lead groups effectively to promote the well-being and resilience of healthcare clinicians, as well as how to improve hospital efficiency and patient care. The Clinician Program for Resilience (CPR) is based on MedRAP, an innovative medical residents’ assistance program implemented at Baylor College of Medicine. MedRAP accelerated adaptation to a dynamic work environment by providing a safe place for meaningful interactions with peers and mentors, where they could share tools and strategies to handle issues encountered in medical training. The goal of CPR is to accelerate the transition of healthcare clinicians from medical school to the post-graduate clinical learning environment and to prepare them to deal with challenges they are likely to encounter.

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Chapter 1 - Introduction
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Chapter 1 introduces the program, including its core principles, provides an overview of the book, and suggests ways it can help with the training of clinicians.

Chapter 2 - Program Benefits

Program Benefits

Chapter 2 describes the general benefits of the program to clinicians and institutions and the program’s structure and features, and identifies specific ways that it can be helpful, especially during the current pandemic and in the event of future health care crises.

Chapter 3 - Program Overview

Program Overview

Chapter 3 describes the program’s individual modules, including objectives and components, discusses the role of the facilitator and group leaders, and outlines each module’s design process and structure.

Chapter 4 - Challenges in Medical Training During Pandemics


Chapter 4 discusses the prevalence of stress and burnout among clinicians, its negative implications for patient care, and how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire healthcare industry--and medical education in particular. Ch. 4 also explains how the program's unique approach can improve medical education in future pandemics.

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Chapter 5 - Implementation Road Map

Implementation Road Map

Chapter 5 discusses the needs analysis design process, including its role in customizing the program to the specific needs of the target population. Ch. 5 also discusses the selection and training of group leaders, as well as formation of trainee groups.

Chapter 6 - Leading Groups Effectively

Leading Groups Effectively

Chapter 6 provides specific guidelines, as well tips and tools, for effectively leading groups in any setting.

Chapter 7 - Lessons Learned and Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Chapter 7 discusses the importance of investing in well-being and resilience as an integral part of clinician training. It identifies the components that led to the MedRAP program’s 25 years of success and suggests the important elements essential for the development of comparable programs such as CPR.