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IAP 2014

Joy of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Louis Kuchnir, MD-PhD, MIT '87 & Emily Brown, MIT '13

Jan/31 Fri 07:00PM-08:00PM 4-163

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

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. Dr. Louis Kuchnir will 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.

Ms. Emily Brown, who has been working at Kuchnir Dermatology as a patient care coordinator since graduating from MIT in 2013, will also describe her experience in a novel program where future physicians work for dermatologists in Massachusetts as they apply to medical school. The recruitment process to find Emily’s successor (for the 2014-2015 program) is currently underway, and a full description of the program is posted at

For more information and to register visit CareerBridge at, click on the "Events" tab, and select "Info Session" from the "Category" drop-down menu.

Contact: Erin Scott, 12-185, 617-715-5328,