Future Docs: Educating Doctors for a Changing Health Care Landscape

Apr 17, 2013

Rhode Island Public Radio presents a public forum hosted by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University on Tuesday April 23, at the Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street, Providence. There will be a reception from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, with a discussion from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

The event is free, but an RSVP is appreciated.

Panelists include:

· Rhode Island Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts

· Paul George, MD, Director of Year II curriculum at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University

· Second year medical students Peter Kaminski and Sarah Rapoport, featured on “Future Docs

The forum is moderated by Kristin Gourlay, health care reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio.

Will the medical students we’re educating today be prepared to navigate a health care system that’s changing practically before our eyes? Today, who takes care of you, where, and how your care is paid for is shifting dramatically. Tomorrow’s doctors need to understand how to work in teams, how to balance quality and cost, and maybe even how to keep an entire population – and not just a single patient – healthy.

Hear how Brown’s medical school faculty are responding to this changing landscape through innovations in the curriculum. Plus, meet the two medical students who have been featured in Rhode Island Public Radio’s school-year-long documentary series “Future Docs.”