University of Pittsburgh


Charting a Rational Course for the Future of Medical Education

Date: Friday, September 30, 2015
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm
Location: LR 5 Scaife Hall
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Presented by: Steven L. Kanter, MD

Dean, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine

About This Session

Is current practice in medical education rational? What do the structures and processes of medical education reveal about medical educators’ underlying assumptions and beliefs? Dr. Kanter will explore the rationality of current practice in medical education by examining the discordance between beliefs and actions in selected areas. He will discuss forces that threaten medical educators’ ability to address challenges in a rational way. This critique will help locate new opportunities for research in medical education. Those that are unable to attend in person may watch the livestream here:





Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.

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We welcome topic or speaker suggestions for future sessions of Medical Education Grand Rounds.

Please e-mail JoAnn Reed, Executive Assistant to the Vice Dean, with a description of why the suggested person or topic is appropriate or timely. If suggesting a person, please include a CV, a short bio, and a link to his/her Web site.