Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Medical Center Hour March 5th, 2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 12:15-1:15 pm
Jordan Conference Center Auditorium
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Brodie Medical Education Lecture / Medical Grand Rounds MEDICAL EDUCATION AND THE SOUL OF MEDICINE

Fitzhugh S. M. Mullan, M.D.
Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, and Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC

American medical education can be proud of its accomplishments. Its graduates populate a sophisticated medical system that often sets global standards in teaching and self-regulation. Doctors the world over compete to train and practice in the U.S. There are nearly three applicants for every one place in U.S. medical schools. Things are good.
But are they? The U.S. medical system is now by far the world's most expensive, a drag on the economy and a major contributor to accumulating national debt. Physician-writer Atul Gawande notes that the doctor's most expensive instrument is the pen, ordering costly, and sometimes unnecessary, diagnostics and therapeutics. We import a quarter of our doctors, yet major portions of the country are short of physicians. All is not well in medical education.
In this Brodie Medical Education Lecture, distinguished physician and health policy expert Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan addresses the technical, cultural, and moral challenges facing American medical education today, and how they go straight to the soul of medicine.
Co-presented with the Brodie Medical Education Committee, the Department of Medicine, and the Academy of Distinguished Educators, as part of UVA's Medical Education Week _____________________________

This program is free and open to the entire university and the public. Health professionals who attend may apply for continuing education credit. Medical Center Hour counts toward first-year medical students' SIM requirements.

The Medical Center Hour is produced weekly throughout the academic year by the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Our series includes History of the Health Sciences Lectures, which we produce together with Historical Collections in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. New For information, call 434.924.5974 or see http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/community-service/centers/biomedical-ethics-and-humanities/medical-center-hour

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