Becoming a Doctor at HMS: The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be

With the Harvard Medical Society of Chicago
Location: McDermott Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe St., Chicago

Dr. Edward M. Hundert
The Dean for Medical Education
HMS Curriculum Revision &
The State of Medical Education

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Join the Harvard Club of Chicago and Harvard Medical Society of Chicago on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00 pm for a conversation with Dr. Edward M. Hundert, the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical. Dr. Hundert also serves as Associate Director of the HMS Center for Bioethics at HMS.

Dr. Edward M. Hundert, MD '84 is the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hundert is a distinguished medical scholar with an impressive background in administration and medical education.

A graduate of Yale, he attended Oxford as well as Harvard Medical School. He has held professorships in psychiatry, medical ethics, cognitive science and the medical humanities. Dr. Hundert has authored many scholarly articles as well as two books. He has been Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine as well as President of Case Western Reserve University.

In both of these institutions, Dr. Hundert was an innovative educator. Dr. Hundert has been responsible for the most far reaching change in the curriculum at Harvard Medical School since the Flexner Report in 1910. The basis for the change is to prepare students for what has been a rapidly changing medical environment, an environment that almost certainly will continue to change rapidly. The changes in the curriculum include an increased emphasis on the ability to use information within the clinical context in contrast to the accumulation of facts – “not about the transmission of information, but about the transformation of the learner”. In addition, the students will have an earlier exposure to clinical work combined with a more integrated approach to medical learning in general.

The program should provide a unique insight into the current state of medicine in America as well as what is perceived as the challenges that will have to be met for a successful medical system in the future.



DATE:           Tuesday, March 15

TIME:            5:30 - 7:30 pm
                      5:30 Wine & Cheese Reception and Networking
                      6:00 Presentation
                      7:00 Q&A to Follow the Presentation

LOCATION:  McDermott Will & Emery
                      227 W. Monroe St., 45th Floor, Chicago 60606

COST:           $20 for HCC members and their guests              
                      $35 for non-members
                      Complimentary for HCC Crimson Passport & Crimson Passport Plus Guest Members


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