Humanism in Medicine Lecture at the AAMC

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), sponsors  the Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Thought Leader Session at the AAMC Annual Meeting. These lectures feature prominent speakers on topics related to humanism and medicine.

The 2017 Humanism in Medicine Lecture at the AAMC was given by Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on November 4, 2017.

Click here to read about Dr. Berwick’s powerful talk on how healthcare must be designed, starting with shifting more power to patients.

Past Speakers

Louise Aronson, MD

2016
Geriatrician and Writer
“Transforming Healthcare in a Toxic Era: Shifting Medicine’s Paradigm to Increase Value and Meaning”

Brian D. Hodges, MEd, PhD

2015
Professor, University of Toronto
Vice President Education at the University Health Network
Project Lead for the AMS Phoenix Project.
“Without Compassion There is no Healthcare: The AMS Phoenix Project – A Call to Caring”

Daniel Goleman, PhD

2014
Psychologist
Author: “Emotional Intelligence and Focus, The Hidden Driver of Excellence”
“Emotionally Intelligent Healthcare”

Anna Quindlen

2013
Best-selling author
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Social critic
“Healthcare in an Age of Information: How Doctors, Nurses and Consumers Can Make One Another Better”

Abraham Verghese, MD

2012
Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine
Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Author: Cutting for Stone
“Books and the Bedside”

Parker J. Palmer

2011
Founder and Senior Partner
Center for Courage & Renewal
Author: Healing and the Heart of Democracy
“Healing, Healthcare and the Broken Heart”

Jonathan Woodson, MD

2010
Associate Dean for Students and Diversity
Boston University School of Medicine
“Restructuring Medical Education to Meet the Social Contract”

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA

2009
President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“Transforming Healthcare for the Betterment of Patients”

Samuel Shem, MD (pen-name of Stephen Bergman, MD, PhD)

2008
Harvard Medical School faculty for 35 years
Author, The House of God and The Spirit of the Place
“Staying Human: The House of God and The Spirit of the Place”

Jerome Groopman, MD

2007
Recanati Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Author, How Doctors Think
“How Doctors Think”

Jerry Avorn, MD

2006
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“The Sacred Act of Prescribing: Humanism Welded to Science”

Abraham Verghese, MD

2005
Joaquin Cigarroa Jr. Chair and Marvin Forland Distinguished Professor,
Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
“In Search of the Medical in Medical Humanities”

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

2004
Director
Institute for the Study of Health and Illness
Professor, University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine
The Search for Compassion and Meaning in Medicine

Kenneth I. Shine, MD

2003
Director, Rand Center for Domestic and International Health Security
Former President, the Institute of Medicine
“Medical Education: Knowing and Understanding Patients”

 

David Leach, MD

2002
Executive Director
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
“The Power of Community in Academic Medicine”

Daniel Federman, MD

2001
Senior Dean for Alumni Relations and Clinical Teaching
Harvard Medical School
“A Humanistic Ethic for Medical Education”

Edward Hundert, MD

2000
Dean, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Professor of Psychiatry & Medical Humanities
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
“Humanism, Mentoring and The Golden Rule”

Jerome Groopman, MD

1999
Recanati Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
“The Intersection of Science and the Soul”