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Postgraduate Education

The department sponsored weekly Grand Rounds from September through June; 40 such programs were held and 156 attendees received CME credits for this activity. In collaboration with the medical school’s Office of Education and the Division of Education in the Department of Medicine, programs with a focus on medical education were conducted on the following topics:

  • Medical Education: Giving Effective Feedback -Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

  • National Health Reform –Oliver Fein, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine & Clinical Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

  • Hadley L. Conn Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Education: The Physical Examination: Has it ”Gone to the Dog”’? -John A. Walker, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Education, UMDNJ-RWJMS.

  • Robert S. Pinals, M.D. Annual Lecture on Humanism & Professionalism in Medicine: Consequences of Unprofessional Behavior in Trainees -Maxine Papadakis, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco.

  • Disclosing Medical Errors -Walter Baile, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Psychiatry Section, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

The Department also supported the Seventh annual Update in Internal Medicine course, chaired by Dr. John Walker. The program was targeted to primary care providers throughout New Jersey, New York City, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.  This year’s program was held in New Brunswick and included topics in Gastroenterology, Hypertension, Oncology, Anesthesiology, Endocrinology, Allergic Diseases, and Multicultural Healthcare.