Date: Jan 29, 2009
Dean Lawrence Smith to Participate in Teleconference on Medical Education Reform
On Thursday, January 29, during an audio teleconference, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation President George Thibault and former Association of American Medical Colleges President Jordan Cohen will release a new report “Revisiting the Medical School Mission at a Time of Expansion.” The recommendations reflect the views of 36 leading voices in medicine and medical education who are calling on new and existing U.S. medical schools to make significant changes in curriculum and take steps to broaden access to medical education. Two medical school deans Lois Nora from Ohio and Dr. Lawrence Smith, founding dean of New York's Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore LIJ, will offer their perspectives.
Areas the report will address: medical school debt and admissions policies, the medical education training model for physicians; how schools can foster collaboration, teamwork, and greater use of information technology; and how to produce a diverse physician workforce to better reflect the patients who are seeking care.
When: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 12:30 – 2 p.m. ET
George Thibault, MD, president, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
Jordan Cohen, MD, chair, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Panel on Education Reform and professor of medicine and public health, George Washington University School of Medicine
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, President and Dean, College of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy
Lawrence G. Smith, MD, Founding Dean, Hofstra University School of Medicine
To RSVP for the teleconference, please contact Susan Monheit at Burness Communications at email@example.com or call 301-652-1558, ext. 5713, and she will provide call-in information.