The Complete Physician: Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers

Please join us at Hofstra University in the Leo A. Guthart Theater, Axinn Library

For a discussion with:

Dr. Steven Kanter
Editor, Academic Medicine
Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Dr. Danielle Ofri
Editor, Bellevue Literary Journal  and Author, Medicine in Translation, forthcoming; and Singular Intimacies and Incidental Findings

Discussion 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

About the lecture series:
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. Each lecture of the series will examine one of our core values, through the eyes of a guest scholar, public policy maker or advocate.  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 approval from the State of New York, and in a culture of community, scholarship and innovation, is dedicated to inspiring diverse and promising students to lead and transform medicine for the betterment of humanity.  Our values, which will guide and shape the development and culture of our school, are:  Community, Diversity, Scholarship, Professionalism, Innovation, Patient Centered, Learning, Reflection, Humanism and Vision,  We host this public and mostly free lecture series in order to build support and understanding of our vision of a new kind of medical education, create a collaborative culture between Hofstra University’s scholars and North Shore-LIJ Health System’s medical professionals, educate the community and our colleagues at educational, health and scientific institutions about our mission and values, and engage in active discussions about our core values. 

Steven L. Kanter, MD, 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.

Event Description: The Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System announces the lecture series The Complete Physician: Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers and the inaugural lecture: The value of scholarship.
Speaker: Dr. Steven Kanter
Start Date: December 3, 2009
End Date: December 3, 2009


3 p.m.
Contact Information: For questions contact (516) 463-6818 or the School of Medicine at (516) 463-7515.

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November 13, 2009
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