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Eric Barna, MD

Eric Barna, MD
Eric Barna is an assistant professor of medicine at the ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an academic Hospitalist within the division of hospital medicine. His academic work focuses on graduate and medical education, curriculum development and innovative uses of technology in education. In addition to his clinical work, he is the associate residency program director for inpatient medicine and the subinternship clerkship coordinator for the school of medicine. Eric earned his B.S. In Biological Sciences with a secondary focus in Education at the State University of New York at Albany, his M.D. at the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University in Collaboration with Columbia University and his MPH at Columbia University. He completed Residency and chief residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York in 2009.
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Actors and the Art of Better Patient Communication

Standardized patient encounters (using actors as simulated patients) are helping doctors learn how to improve their communication skills. Mt. Sinai's Morchand Center for Clinical Competence has adapted an SP methodology for hospitalists to train more than 1,845 residents in various specialties across New York City.