Symposium to celebrate 100 years of transformed medical education
The University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital are joining together May 4 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Flexner Report," written by Louisville's native son Abraham Flexner.
The report served as the catalyst for the most far-reaching changes to medical education in North America.
National experts at the Flexner Symposium will discuss Flexner's life in Louisville and beyond and the importance of the "Flexner Report" as an enduring historical document, its impact on medical education and its contemporary relevance.
Scheduled speakers include Darrell Kirch, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges; Geraldine "Polly" Bednash, executive director of the Association of American Colleges of Nursing; Todd Savitt, secretary of the American Association of the History of Medicine; and Kenneth Ludmerer, author of the magisterial history of American medical education, "Time to Heal."