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Saturday, August 10 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
AC Hotel Irvine (Marriott)

Medicine as Moral Practice

A Conference for Medical Trainees

Time & Location

Saturday, August 10 to Sunday, August 11, 2019
AC Hotel Irvine (Marriott)
3309 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Description

This invitational conference provided medical students, residents, and fellows a comprehensive introduction to medicine as a moral practice.  Academic physicians from leading universities led participants in a discussion of the ends and goals of medicine, followed by an examination of central ethical issues that arise in the everyday practice of medicine. The weekend concluded with work sessions aimed at launching a national network of medical trainees and physicians committed to the vision of medicine embodied in the original Hippocratic Oath: “Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrongdoing and harm” (Hippocrates of Cos, "The Oath").


The conference began Saturday morning, August 10th and concluded Sunday afternoon, August 11th. 

 

All meals were provided during the conference, and discounted lodging was available for all attendees. Travel and lodging stipends were available on a limited basis for participants affiliated with the universities listed below.

 

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Duke University

  • Stanford University

Speakers

MARGARET S. CHISOLM

MARGARET S. CHISOLM

Professor, Vice Chair for Education, and Director of the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

FARR A. CURLIN

FARR A. CURLIN

Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities, Duke University School of Medicine

AARON KHERIATY

AARON KHERIATY

Health & Human Flourishing Program Director & Senior Fellow

Related Publications

The physician’s vocation

Society expects that physicians will be men and women of integrity. The article is an address given to the incoming medical students at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony on August 3 by Aaron Kheriaty MD.

The physician’s vocation
The True Purpose of Medicine: Advice for Medical Students

As you enter into the medical profession, I encourage you to “start with the end in mind” by studying the Hippocratic Oath. The oath articulates the true aim of medicine, guiding physicians to provide treatments that align with the purpose of medicine and so are right for a doctor to do, and to refuse to provide treatments that go against this purpose and are wrong for a doctor to do.

The True Purpose of Medicine: Advice for Medical Students

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