Chief Resident Visiting Professor Lecture: The Present Illness: American Health Care and Its Intractable Afflictions

Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to receive regular updates on recent advances and guidelines in the field of internal medicine. Clinical scenarios will be used to review the current management of common medical conditions, including chronic pain and opioid abuse. Multidisciplinary sessions will be also used to educate learners about human trafficking and the role of physicians in identifying and assisting victims in the community. The overall aim of the series is to advance clinical knowledge, enhance the quality of patient care, and improve treatment outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical students, fellows, and residents.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify problems within the American healthcare system, such as commodification, consciousness (values, perceived needs, expectations, interests, and competencies), and communication.

  • Describe how these problems affect attempts to transform the American healthcare system.

  • Review measures that need to be taken to overcome these obstacles.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/01/2023
Course expires: 
05/31/2025
Rating: 
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Ethics
  • 1.00 Participation
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