Medical Science Educator

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 275–276 | Cite as

A Brief Motivational Interviewing Training Program for First-Year Medical Students

  • Amy D. Kaplan
  • Norma S. Saks


Motivational interviewing (MI), a patient-centered counseling technique, has been effective for modifying personal health behaviors. MI has most often been taught during clinical training. This study describes a brief interactive student-developed workshop designed to train first-year medical students in this communication skill.


Motivational interviewing Personal health behaviors Patient-centered counseling technique 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolPiscatawayUSA

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