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Keywords:

  • professionalism;
  • interpersonal communication;
  • core competencies;
  • residents;
  • model

Both professionalism and interpersonal communication are core competencies for emergency medicine residents as well as residents from other specialties. The authors describe a weekly, small-group seminar lasting one year for emergency medicine residents that incorporates didactic materials, case studies, narrative expression (stories and poems), and small-group discussion. Examples of cases and narrative expressions are provided and a rationale for utilizing the format is explained. A theoretical model for evaluation measures is also included.