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Medical Education and the Soul of Medicine

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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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
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Mullan, Fitzhugh
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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