What do you get mixing medicine, theater and communication?

Abraham Tinklepaugh

Gretchen A. Case, M.A., Ph.D., B.A.
Gretchen A. Case, M.A., Ph.D., B.A., Medicine
Assistant Professor, Head of Theater Studies
Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, Assistant Professor, Theater
Heather Canary Associate Professor, Communication, University of Utah
Heather Canary, Associate Professor, Communication

What can theater do? What do we need? What works? 
Part 1 of a 3-part conversation with U professors Gretchen Case (medicine), Heather Canary (communication) and Sydney Cheek O’Donnell (theater) highlighting their innovative proposal that uses theater, to develop and improve communication techniques for medical students.

“This is not a fix, to say that doctors are terrible at communicating, they’re already very good,” said Case. “Medical people care about this a great deal.”