The Clinician Program for Resilience (CPR) is designed for all healthcare trainees to address real, rather than assumed needs. After the extensive needs analysis, module topics are determined in order to meet the evolving needs of incoming trainees and facilitate the transition from graduate medical education to the clinical work environment.

The main goal and objectives for each module provide a pathway for implementation. The strategies and guidelines on how to design a module are based on the cumulative collective wisdom of the group leaders regarding ways to address specific challenges, as well as selected approaches collected by the facilitator from a wide range of leading researchers in different disciplines. Every module includes a general overview of the topic, facilitator outlines and agendas for all meetings, as well as activities and handouts specifically designed for each module topic.

Downloadable Modules

Module 1 - Leading Clinician Program for Resilience (CPR) Groups

Leading CPR Groups

Module 1 addresses the specific guidelines for successfully leading the groups, highlights unique challenges and considerations, and provides tips and tools for effective facilitation. These are peer support and job training groups with a structured curriculum aimed at facilitating the transition from medical training to the clinical work environment.

Module 2 - Developing Customized Orientations

Developing Customized Orientations

Module 2 provides instructions for developing orientations to facilitate effective and efficient transitions for trainees from graduate school to the healthcare training and work environment.

Module 3 - Building Time and Patient Care Management Skills

Building Time and Patient Care Management Skills

Module 3 is designed to provide participants with information essential to effective patient care. Topics include time management, logistical considerations, and protocols for avoiding repeated medical mistakes.

Module 4 - Discussing Code Status

Discussing Code Status

Module 4 provides general guidelines, factual information and helpful approaches for physicians in training regarding  the important topic of discussing code status with patients and families.

Module 5 - Interacting with Patients’ Families

Interacting with Patients’ Families

Module 5 outlines potential challenges in healthcare interactions between clinicians and families and provides several useful communication techniques for responding appropriately.

Module 6 - Improving Patient-Clinician Relationship

Improving Patient-Clinician Relationship

Module 6 explores common communication barriers between patients and clinicians and provides specific suggestions and approaches for building a stronger relationship.

Module 7 - Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News

Module 7 presents general strategies and best practices for breaking bad news, keeping in mind individual patient needs, and utilizes self-reflection techniques to explore the personal and professional difficulties clinicians may encounter in performing this difficult task.

Module 8 - Continuous Quality Improvement 

Continuous Quality Improvement

Module 8 describes the method for involving clinicians in improving their work environment and patient care by identifying problems they may encounter, formulating potential solutions, and presenting these suggestions to healthcare team management and hospital administration. Collaboration and constructive feedback are emphasized.

Module 9 - Addressing the Impact of Medical Mistakes

Addressing the Impact of Medical Mistakes

Module 9 discusses the impact that medical mistakes can have on clinicians, patients, and their families, suggests communication techniques to facilitate the disclosure, and describes ways to create supportive environments for clinicians to self-reflect and learn from their experiences.

Module 10 - Effective Personal Leadership

Effective Personal Leadership

Module 10 introduces the concept of emotional intelligence and assists clinicians in identifying their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Trainees engage in self-reflection to discover their personal leadership styles and learn about ways they can improve.

Module 11 - Clinical Leadership and Inter-professional Teamwork

Clinical Leadership and Inter-professional Teamwork

Module 11 develops clinical team management and coaching skills to assist participants in becoming effective team leaders.  The module focuses on how to be an effective team manager, taking into consideration the needs of the organization as well as individual subordinates.

Module 12 - Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Module 12 suggests different evaluation formats to assess the usefulness of the program, and to ensure that it continues to address the real needs of all participants.

Module 13 - Pandemic Tips and Tools

COVID-19/Pandemic Tips and Tools

Because the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of health care, Module 13 provides content to be added to each of the preceding modules, including additional strategies to assist clinicians in responding to current and future challenges.