Schwartz Rounds

In 2003 the MGH Institute became the first school in the country to initiate Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds, a multidisciplinary forum where the next generation of caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center promotes pioneering programs to educate, train and support caregivers in the art of compassionate care. The Center was created in 1995 by health care attorney Kenneth Schwartz shortly before he died of lung cancer at the age of 40.

The educational "Rounds" format at the Institute provide students, faculty, alumni, and staff with an opportunity to engage in interprofessional dialogue on important issues that advance a compassionate approach to patient care. Participants are invited to engage in self-reflections and reflective dialogue with their peers. These rounds are held four times a year.

September 23, 2019: Navigating Vicarious Trauma in Our Professional and Personal Lives

April 2, 2019: Resilience



February 25, 2019: Health Professionals with Disabilities: A Lived Experience


November 5, 2018: Disclosing Medical Error

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September 24, 2018: Caring for Refugees

Assistant Professor Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, facilitated. View related literature.


See previous years' Schwartz Rounds videos.

Interprofessional Activities Committee


  • Peter Cahn 
  • Jorge De Lozada Sanchez 
  • Suellen Breakey 
  • Inge Corless 
  • Kerry Kearns 
  • Meghan Viveiros 
  • Patricia Kelley-Nazzaro 
  • Maureen Flynn 
  • Emily Zeman 
  • Jennifer Rodriguez 
  • Jackie Audi 
  • Catherine Dam 
  • Lindsey Morris 
  • Christy Moore 
  • Katherine Cox 
  • Ashley Stern 
  • Zoe Blatt 
  • Anthony Fitzgerald Paredes 
  • Douglas McKell 
  • Julia Nadel