Summer CME program


TMLT presents a family friendly event:

at Alamo Draftouse

Using hands-on activities, instant feedback, and practical learning, the exercises in this workshop focus on presence, connection, communication, and collaboration. People are on their feet having fun and learning communication skills to build patient trust and improve teamwork to help achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Learn new techniques to ensure that your messages land with impact. Discover how to let go of what you want to say and tune in to what your listener needs to hear. This workshop provides you with the tools and techniques to be a better listener, a better communicator, and, ultimately, a better physician.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply communication strategies to deliver a high-quality patient experience.
  • Describe ways to maximize information delivery by keeping the patient’s communication style in mind.
  • Identify ways for the health care team to function more effectively through increased positivity and rapport.
  • Discuss methods to increase unity within the source nor used to establish a medical standard of care.


Bring your family for a special screening of Toy Story 4. While you attend the seminar, your family is invited to enjoy a meal and a movie. You also earn 2 CME credits, including 1 ethics credit. Additionally, TMLT policyholders may earn a 3% discount on their next eligible policy period.


Interactive seminar with Rob Milman, MD and Shana Merlin, an award-winning instructor of "professionally planned fun."


TMLT Policyholders: $100
Non-policyholders: $150
Movie ticket: $10


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Stone Oak


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema North Richland Hills

Robert Milman, MD

Rob Milman, MD

Rob Milman, MD is the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs - Clinical at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He chairs the Curriculum Committee and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education. Dr. Milman served as a diagnostic radiologist for over 25 years and is a former partner with the Austin Radiological Association in Austin, Texas. He has a deep interest in promoting effective health communication and is the Senior Clinical Advisor for the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Milman received health communication training from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and has partnered with Shana Merlin, a leading applied improv educator, to create interactive health communication programs. Dr. Milman also speaks to physician groups on medical liability issues and litigation stress.

Robert Milman, MD

Shana Merlin

The Founder of Merlin Works, Shana Merlin is one of the most experienced and effective improv teachers in Central Texas. The former Dean of The Heroes School of Improvisational Theatre, Shana has been an internationally touring performer and award winning teacher since 1995. Shana has trained with some of the top teachers in the field of improvisation including Keith Johnstone, and members of Second City, The Annoyance, IO, The Groundlings and more. Read about her customized approach with improv training for medical professionals.

To learn more or to register, please visit or call 800-580-8658 x 5050

TMLT is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TMLT designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course has been designated by TMLT for 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. Rob Mlman, MD and Shana Merlin have no commercial affiliations/interests to disclose related to this seminar. TMLT staff, planners, and reviewers have no commercial affiliations/interests to disclose related to this seminar.

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