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Dean Aaron Lazare Champions Communication Skills Teaching

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Click to watch the late Chancellor Emeritus Aaron Lazare on the GBH Forum Network's YouTube video

WORCESTER, Massachusetts, 1991 - UMass Chan Medical School Dean from 1991-2007, Lazare became a nationally recognized communications skills expert and co-authored a landmark textbook The Medical Interview: Clinical Care, Education and Research in 1995; and a well-received book On Apology in 2005.


Worcester District Medical Society. Communication Skills Teaching at UMass Chan Medical School: A Tradition of Excellence and Innovation. Worcester Medicine Vol 8 No 3, May/June 2016. Accessible online at

Mack Jr. Lipkin, J.G. Carroll, R.M. Frankel, Samuel M. Putnam, Aaron Lazare, A. Keller, T. Klein, P.K. Williams. Springer New York, Feb 17, 1995. Online details

MLA (7th ed.) LazareAaron. On Apology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Print. Online details


Last updated May 11th, 2021

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