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Date: Nov 18, 2009
The Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System Presents “The Complete Physician: Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers”
Inaugural lecture to take place December 3, 2009Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System is hosting a two-year long lecture series, entitled The Complete Physician: Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers. The first of these lectures, The Value of Scholarship, will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Donald E. Axinn Library, north campus.
Panelists include Dr. Steven Kanter, Editor, Academic Medicine and Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Dr. Danielle Ofri, Editor, Bellevue Literary Journal and Author, Medicine in Translation, forthcoming; and Singular Intimacies and Incidental Findings.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. David Battinelli, Chief Academic Officer for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Associate Dean for Education at the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System.
For questions, please contact (516) 463-6818 or the School of Medicine at (516) 463-7515.
Steven L. Kanter, MD is Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM), where he has been a faculty member since 1991, is the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Medicine, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Kanter draws from a diverse background of experience that includes clinical medicine, medical informatics, medical education, and medical school administration. In 1992, Dr. Kanter was recruited to develop the Office of Medical Education at UPSOM. He served as the founding director of that office and subsequently was appointed Associate Dean of Medical Education, during which time he was a key part of the team that guided the implementation of a new medical student curriculum. Dr. Kanter’s work has been recognized with several awards and honors including the Student National Medical Association (Pittsburgh Chapter) Black Bag Award, a UPSOM Excellence in Education Award, and the UPSOM Distinguished Service Award in Medical Education (the highest honor in medical education bestowed by the School). Recently, his research on defining the correctness of a diagnosis won the Patil Award (best research presentation) at the 2007 meeting of the Association of Medical Education in Europe. He is a member of a number of local, regional, and national committees and task forces, and has served on the editorial boards of Academic Medicine and Medical Teacher. He remains an active participant in teaching, both locally and nationally, receiving high marks from students and praise from faculty colleagues.
Danielle Ofri, MD, co-founded and is editor-in-chief of the first literary journal published by a hospital; the Bellevue Literary Journal publishes essays, fiction and poetry that celebrate patients as people and medicine as the art of healing the whole person. Dr. Ofri edited The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, released in February 2008. She is the author of two literary works of her own (Singular Intimacies and Incidental Findings) and a third book due in January 2010—Medicine in Translation focuses on the experiences of Dr. Ofri’s immigrant patients in Bellevue’s melting pot.As a physician and teacher at the oldest public hospital in the United States, and as a writer and literary editor, Dr. Danielle Ofri speaks with unique insight into the practice of medicine in America. She is an attending physician in Bellevue Hospital’s medical clinic, which has been the home of the most extraordinary human stories throughout its long history in the nation’s most diverse and complex city. In her practice and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University, Dr. Ofri has focused on reaching the real humanity of her patients and on teaching young doctors to how to do the same.
About the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System
Once established, the Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System will join the eight schools and colleges of Hofstra University. Plans to create the new school were announced in October 2007. The agreement received approval from the boards of both Hofstra University and North Shore-LIJ Health System in the late winter of 2008, and was formally signed on March 26, 2008. Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System, which hopes to admit its first class in 2011, is currently pursuing preliminary accreditation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and requisite New York State approval.
About Hofstra University
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.
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