DCT Communications & Consulting, Executive Director and
Adjunct Faculty , The Bioethics Program
Devra S. Cohen-Tigör is the past Director of the Morchand Center for Clinical Competence where she was employed from 1991- 2006 at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM). In her role as Director, she oversaw the center operations and program development SP (standardized patient) that supported the curriculum and assessment for the undergraduate and components of graduate medical education. She also developed and supervised programming for multiple medical schools and other health care institutions throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. Ms. Cohen-Tigör is recognized as an expert in the area of communication skills training and assessment and has created and facilitated numerous unique programs such as: the Nurse/Physician Collegiality Program, Communication Training Program for New York Organ and Tissue Donor Coordinators, Genetic SP Counseling Training Program, and Bad News Communication and Advance Directives. She lectures world wide and has helped facilitate many other SP Programs at other institutions.
In addition, she developed and was the Course Director for Communication Skills without Walls for MSSM. This course spans all four years of undergraduate school and weaves communication/interpersonal training and assessment in a progressional skill building fashion throughout the curriculum.
Ms. Cohen-Tigor is a founding member and the current past president of ASPE (The Association of Standardized Patient Educators). ASPE, an international not-for-profit organization mission is to promote and support the development and advancement of Standardized Patient (SP) education and research in the Health Sciences.
After 20 years in NYC, she relocated to Saratoga Springs New York in mid 2006, and has been consulting, teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally. She remained Assistant Professor for two years in the Department of Graduate Medical Education at (MSSM); where she developed and facilitated multiple faculty development modules as the Co-Director of Faculty Development for The Mount Sinai Consortium. In 2008, Ms. Cohen-Tigör accepted a position as Associate Professor for the Union Graduate College - Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program.