The Brewsters Faculty Development Kicks-off

April 4, 2014


Each semester, entering students at the six schools of UTHealth have the opportunity to meet the Brewsters. The fictional family is the subject of a choose-your-own-adventure book, co-written by Center Director, Dr. Thomas Cole, and Dr. Jeffrey Spike, Center faculty member and co-director of the Program in Interprofessional Ethics (PIE). Readers follow the Brewster family through their encounters with various health professionals and students by making choices and turning the page.

The PIE initiative aims to bring interprofessional ethics conferences, lectures, and opportunities for faculty development. Now, for the first time, faculty will have the chance to meet the Brewsters, too. The four-day seminar series will be held on Thursday, April 10, 17, 24, and May 1 with faculty of UTHealth. Although registration for this series is now closed, PIE hopes to be able to present similar opportunities in the future.

For more information about the book, The Brewsters: An Interactive Adventure in Ethics for the Health Professions, visit Meet the Brewsters. The book is available for purchase through the iTunes, Amazon, and Lulu.

~ Angela Polczynski

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