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TRAINING DOCS TRAINING DOCS he medical school will be the first school in the nation to offer a course in the art of communication and empathy. The curriculum will be led by Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss, M.D., assistant dean of narrative reflection and patient communication at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. “Practicing good medicine is extremely important, to be sure, but what can make or break a patient’s experience, and ultimately affects the outcome of their health, is the way a physician communicates and empathizes with them,” Dr. Kaplan-Liss pointed out at a recent conference. ot only will the new school of medicine address Texas’ growing physician needs, but also will provide new opportunities for employment and economic growth for the region. On the average, a medical school in the U.S. produces $1.7 billion of annual economic impact. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price echoed the importance of this project’s reflection on her city. “Beyond the economic impact, I’m thrilled to see how this new school will further the city’s image as a world class higher education hub that will draw more medical professionals and their families to Fort Worth,” she said. 48 WWW.NTC-DFW.ORG SUMMER 2018 North Texas Municipal Water District WWW.UTRWD.COM WWW.NTMWD.COM SUMMER 2018 WWW.NTC-DFW.ORG 49