Schwartz Center Rounds® are interprofessional panel-based discussions that allow for health care providers to reflect and share about how they are affected by their work.  The goal of the program is to foster and support empathy, collaboration and compassion for self and others.

Panels will be selected to address pertinent issues occurring in our healthcare system which could include (but not be limited to):  dealing with challenging patients, coping with uncertainty, the effects of COVID on healthcare providers, unexpected losses, dealing with violence, etc.

Target audience: Physicians, Nurses, APPs, Chaplains, Social Work, All Health System Staff

Desired outcomes: At the conclusion of each session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the social, emotional, ethical, and personal issues that arise during the care of patients and their impact on caregivers.
  • Demonstrate enhanced communication with patients, family members and colleagues.
  • Value opportunities to explore and understand multiple perspectives across professions and disciplines.
  • Value opportunities to provide and receive professional support.
  • Model for learners behaviors of nonjudgmental listening and respect.

If you have a case in mind, please contact Dr. Julie Haizlip (434) 243-9473 and/or Hannah Crosby (434) 924-1917.

The planning committee meets every other month to review the submissions and choose a case for the following month. In 2023-24, Schwartz Center Rounds are scheduled 12-1PM on September 8, February 16, and May 3, and occur in person, usually at Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium.

Panel Commitment:
If your case is chosen, panelists will need to submit an online COI disclosure no later than two weeks prior to the Rounds, as well as meet with the Course Director and/or moderator no later than one week prior to the Rounds. The actual panel is one hour long – panelists will be provided with lunch.