The approach is to provide distressed physicians with a safe, confidential environment where they can learn with their peers about the origins and consequences of their actions and develop new skill sets. The educational modality is guided small group interaction with the Opportunity for exchange, feedback, and practice. The group serves as a “learning lab” providing learners the opportunity to “try-out” their newly developing skills.


The vision originally developed by the Center for Professional Health faculty at Vanderbilt and adopted for this course is for physicians with disruptive behavior to have an opportunity to learn new behavioral skills to enable them to function in an increasingly complex medical environment, document specific behavioral changes and maintain their position and privileges in their practice or hospital staff.