Dr. Colleen Best has been a past participant of the Veterinary Business Matters podcast because of her research on communication in veterinary medicine. Colleen was the person that taught me in our conversation that communication skills should be a core competency for veterinarians.
I had reached out to Colleen to see if she can join the podcast again to talk about her latest findings in this field when I heard she was involved in an interesting initiative going on at the Ontario Veterinary College. A student group started a group called Thrive, which stands for Teaching Healthy Resilience in the Veterinary Environment. Basically, this group is working to find a way for veterinary students to develop the skills and personal resiliency to thrive as veterinarians.
Resiliency is the key word here and once again Dr. Best has helped introduce a new phrase to veterinary vocabulary. Check out the podcast to learn more about this initiative and how Colleen is involved.
For more information about THRIVE check out their Facebook page.