10th Dentist-Patient Interaction and Communication Skills Workshop
This 2 full day workshop focuses on helping participants develop patient centred interactions and communication skills that will aid them in their practice and in preparing for the MFDS Part Two Examination.
There will be lectures and discussions covering history taking, explaining special tests, explaining diagnosis and prognosis, discussing treatment options and treatment planning, consent taking, breaking bad news and handling complaints.
Very importantly, the workshop will also include practice objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations together with a mock OSCE circuit depicting a wide array of clinical scenarios along with detailed discussion of mock OSCE stations and individual feedback session.
To fully benefit from this workshop, participants should already possess the expected basic knowledge in the relevant fields in dentistry as outlined in the MFDS Part 2 exam syllabus at the level of a practicing dentist.
- To help participants prepare for the MFDS Part 2 examination
- To help participants develop patient centred interactions and communication skills
- To help participants self-assess and reflect on their skills and identify gaps in knowledge and skills for improvement
- Dr Shekhar Bhatia
B.D.S, M.D.S, MFDS RCPS (Glasgow),
MFDS RCS (Edinburgh),
Senior Lecturer in Endodontics & Restorative Dentistry
- Dr Prashanti Chippagiri
BDS (RGUHS, India) MDS, Oral Medicine and Radiology (RGUHS, India)
Lecturer in Oral Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences
- Dr Naveen Jnanendrappa
Senior Lecturer in Oral Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences
One thing I liked was the mock exam that was provided, which gave me a big boost in my confidence, and also gave me an idea of how the real exam will be. Also, they provided us with individual feedbacks of our mock exam which help us to analyse and to improve ourselves.
I found the experience very cultivating, and it felt great to know that I am well prepared for the exam. I would definitely recommend the Dentist-Patient Interaction and Communication Skills Workshop to all the candidates preparing for MFDS Part 2 exam.
However, I found that the course does more than just prepare me for the exam. It provides very practical tips from experienced experts in communicating to my patients in a variety of day to day situations and also challenging situations.
It has definitely enhanced the way I listen, understand and communicate to my patients with clarity and empathy. That alone I feel is worth the course fees and time, passing the exam is the cherry on the cake of course!
Kudos to the organising committee.
Thanks to Dr Shekhar and his team at IMU, the information was swiftly put into perspective and the participants of the workshop felt like we were headed on the right path.
The lectures were extremely insightful and the mock examination helped tremendously with my confidence to face the simulated patients on the actual examination day.
I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is attempting the MFDS Part 2 examination, mainly for the insights pertaining to the format of the examination and also the mock examination which would boost your confidence prior to the actual examination.