MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

The Joy of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Louis Kuchnir, MD-PhD (MIT Alum '87)

Jan/31 Thu 07:00PM-08:00PM 4-159

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/31

Back when doctors were among the wealthiest Americans, they could have retired early, but instead they tended to work until their own health failed. Lately, clinical medicine is cast as an unrewarding profession. Observers point to how "jackpot justice" is causing a malpractice crisis while cost-savings programs developed by managed care bureaucracies are blamed for destabilizing the doctor-patient relationship.

Louis Kuchnir, MD, PhD and MIT '87 alum will try to inspire those of you interested in becoming clinicians by explaining how the rewards of medical practice are so enormous that they outweigh the indignities that dominate the headlines. In the end, modern doctors are still blessed with the same rewards as our predecessors, while technology expands our potential even beyond their dreams.

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