Interpersonal Communication And Relationship Enhancement: I*CARE

What you will find on this site


Welcome from Dr. Walter Baile
Professor, Behavioral Science
Director, I*CARE

Although these materials are directed toward improving the communication skills of oncologists, other health care professionals will find the material relevant. I*CARE is a program of the Department of Faculty & Academic Development.
More about I*CARE

Continuing Medical Education Credit (Ethics/Professional Responsibility) for everyone. RME Credit for physicians enrolled in UT Professional Liability Insurance Plan – the how-tos of patient-doctor communication (breaking bad news, non-verbal communication, discussing cancer recurrence, medical errors, end-of-life, and more). Receive just CME or both CME and RME for viewing the same module.

RME Credit ONLY Need just RME? RME available only to physicians enrolled in The University of Texas Professional Liability Insurance Plan.

Don’t need CME?  Doctor-patient communication skills materials designed to help you manage difficult conversations and how to teach these skills.

Achieving Communication Excellence – National/international experts present various aspects of clinician communication skills (CME and RME credit only available through the blue or green links above).

Resources for patients, families & caregivers on coping with cancer.

These programs address the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to obtain competencies in communication skills and professionalism. Our video demonstrations are designed to improve communication among cancer patients, their  families and their clinical team.  Skillful communication is a competency that can be taught and learned.  The interactions of those receiving cancer treatment and those providing it are a key factor in determining important outcomes of cancer care and improving our patients’ quality of life.  

Recognition and Awards

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Last Updated: 2/2/2016

Custom Workshops

Communication Skills Workshops for Medical Professionals (pdf)  
Enhance your skills; learn how to train others.  

We can come to your institution

What’s New on I*CARE

Featured Video

How can Communication Skills Training Ameliorate Burnout and Promote Satisfaction at Work?
Monika Keller, MD, PhD
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelburg, Germany
View with CME credit - designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 
CME is not available for this video 

View without CME credit

Upcoming Events

MD Anderson employees ONLY (CNE, RME, Social Work CE)

Communication Skills Workshop:

Email to register


UT MD Anderson Cancer Center presents:Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) Lecture Series 

The ACE Lecture Series will resume  - Fall 2016
12:00-1:00 - Lunch Provided for 1st 100 participants
Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400)
1.00 CME (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ medical ethics and/or professional responsibility).
CNE, RME, Social Work CE also provided

AACH Free Webinar 
Reflective Writing as Scholarship: Using Autoethnography as Self-Reflective Practice to Improve Patient-Centered Communication
» July 13, 2016 

20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
» September 16-17, 2016

"Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review"
» September 13-15, 2016

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Contact:  Deanna Cuello

SAVE THE DATE: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH)
» October 8-11, 2017
Baltimore, MA

The International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare  -  an initiative of the International Collaborative for Communication in Healthcare -  sign the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare.

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iPhones & iPads

I*CARE videos are compatible with iPhones and iPADs using the Safari web browser. The videos may also be viewed on most other smartphones.

I*CARE on iTunes U

How to download I*CARE Videos (pdf)

Anyone wishing a copy of the videos may download or subscribe to the videos at
I*CARE at MD Anderson on iTunes U.

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