Changes in Medical Education the Focus of the Fall Donald K. Buffmire Lecture at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Sept. 3

Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series sponsored by the Flinn Foundation

EVENT: Buffmire Lecture: “The Evolution of Medical Education”
Speaker Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD, MACP, George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

DATE/TIME: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, NOON-1 P.M.
   Light lunch available at 11:45 a.m.; a meet-and-greet follows from 1-1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium (Room 2951)
1515 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson

The education of physicians and other health-care professionals is rapidly evolving to meet changes in health care reform, the changing delivery models, clinical applications of research and the explosion of information technology and associated tools – from smart phones to electronic health records.

To help understand the changes in the content of medical education over the last decade, Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD, MACP, George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine and vice chair for educational programs at the Stanford School of Medicine, will present the Fall Donald K. Buffmire Lecture, “The Evolution of Medical Education,” Wednesday, Sept. 3, Noon to 1 p.m., at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium (Room 2951), 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. A light lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m., with a meet-and-greet from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (Please RSVP to: specialevents@medicine.arizona.edu)

The lecture also will be broadcast live and archived at http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu

Dr. Skeff will present a conceptual framework to analyze the changes in the content of medical education over the last decade. During the lecture, participating physicians and trainees are invited to examine their current curriculum and to identify areas needing further attention.

Dr. Skeff is a co-principal investigator of the Stanford Faculty Development Center. His academic career has focused on methods to assist faculty and residents nationwide to improve their teaching effectiveness.

The presentation is part of the bi-annual Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series, sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.

About the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine

Initiated in 1997, the Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine series continues the Flinn Foundation’s commitment to bring to Arizona leading practitioners and thinkers in the medical field. The lectureship offers physicians, students and community member opportunities to hear from distinguished leaders in the field of medicine and medical education. In 2008, the annual lecture was expanded to a bi-annual event and includes presentations at both the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Medicine – Phoenix campuses.

The lectureship is named for the late Donald K. Buffmire, MD, in recognition of his distinguished career as a medical practitioner in Arizona and his leadership role with the Flinn Foundation in supporting the UA College of Medicine. Dr. Buffmire, who died in July 2008 at age 85, served on the board of the Flinn Foundation for 36 years, from 1965 to 2001, including 14 years as its chair. 

The Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed organization that awards grants to non-profit organizations in Arizona, primarily to improve the competitiveness of the state’s biomedical research enterprise.

About the UA College of Medicine  

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson provides state-of-the-art programs of medical education, groundbreaking research opportunities and leading-edge patient care. The UA College of Medicine – Tucson, along with the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, are Arizona’s only MD degree-granting institutions and serve as a health-care resource for the entire state and its people.