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AOA Day Features David H. Newman, MD

The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Jefferson Medical College is proud to present:

David H. Newman, MD
“Heath Care’s Most Critical Reform: The Doctor”
Saturday, March 17, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building
All Jeffersonians are invited!

Increasingly, surveys show patients are dissatisfied and physicians are frustrated. The doctor-patient relationship is in peril. And yet, while patients distrust insurance companies or pharmaceutical corporations or politicians to make decisions for them, they trust their physicians. Physicians are the de facto face of reform, and the primary drivers of reform’s success or failure.

This raises critical questions:  Can the academic medicine community reform itself, starting with the physician? Can we reform the way we think, or interact with patients, or use technologies? Can we deconstruct and rewire? There is no reform without physician reform. But physicians are famously headstrong. What now?

Dr. Newman, the Visting Professor for AOA Day, is the Director of Clinical Research in the ED at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an Iraq war veteran. In addition to being widely published in medical journals he has written health care articles for the New York Times and authored the lay press book Hippocrates’ Shadow.

Please join AOA for the lecture, followed by a question and answer session.

For further information about this program, AOA Day, or the AOA Chapter, please contact Patrick Buckley (

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