After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1. Participants will identify the microskills and master skills of Applied Improv and how they can be usefully applied in their work areas.

2. Participants will engage in exercises to acquire the microskills and master skills of Applied Improv in order to explore the fundamental principles that will be useful in their work areas.

3. Participants will discuss the ways they may apply these skills in their work areas in a debrief of each exercise.

4. Participants will discuss the need to balance their vulnerability and credibility in these exercises and how that relates to their work areas.


Maureen Senn-McNally
Improv Instructor

Caitlin Coleman
Intern, Department of Medicine, Improv Instructor
Baystate Medical Center 

Angela Sweeney
Curriculum Design Specialist
Baystate Medical Center 

Rebecca Blanchard, PhD, MEd
Assistant Dean for Education
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Director, BERST Academy
Baystate Health


None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.


Session date: 
06/05/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm EDT
American International College
Campus Center Auditorium (CCA)
100 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
United States
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 3.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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