Professionalism Event (April 6, 7, 8, 2011)
The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators and the Medical Alumni Association present:
The Inaugural Frank C. Wilson Lectureship on Medical Professionalism
Drs. Richard and Sylvia Cruess
from McGill University
April 6, 7, and 8, 2011
Richard L. Cruess graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton in 1951 and an MD from Columbia University in 1955. He is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Member of the Centre for Medical Education at McGill University. An orthopedic surgeon, he served as Chair of Orthopedics (1976-1981), directing a basic science laboratory and publishing extensively in the field. He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University from 1981 to 1995. He was President of the Canadian Orthopedic Association (1977-1978), the American Orthopedic Research Society (1975-1976), and the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (1992-1994). He is an Officer of The Order of Canada and of L’Ordre National du Québec. Since 1995, with his wife Dr. Sylvia Cruess, he has taught and carried out independent research on professionalism in medicine. They have published widely on the subject and been invited speakers at universities, hospitals, and professional organizations throughout the world.
Sylvia R. Cruess graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and an MD from Columbia University in 1955. She is an Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine, and a Member of the Centre for Medical Education at McGill University. She previously served as Director of the Metabolic Day Centre (1968-1978) and as Medical Director of the Royal Victoria Hospital (1978-1995) in Montreal. She was a Member of the Deschamps Commission on Conduct of Research on Humans in Establishments. Since 1995, with her husband Dr. Richard Cruess, she has taught and carried out research on professionalism in medicine. They have published extensively on the subject and been invited speakers at universities, hospitals, and professional organizations throughout the world.
Schedule of Events: (Medical Professionalism)
- April 6 (Wednesday Afternoon) Grand Rounds: “Professionalism and its Relationship to Medicine’s Social Contract” MacNider 321, 3:30-4:30 ***Open to all SOM***
- April 7 (Thursday) 2 workshops:
-Workshop I: Teaching Medical Professionalism: 12 noon-2:00 PM
-Workshop II: Evaluating Medical Professionalism: 4:00-6:00 PM
- April 8 (Friday Morning) Grand Rounds: “Outline of the Principles of Teaching and Evaluating Professionalism using the experience at McGill as an example” 321 MacNider, 8:00-9:00 AM ***Open to all SOM***
Teaching Medical Professionalism [Hardback or Paperback] Richard L. Cruess (Editor), Sylvia R. Cruess (Editor), Yvonne Steinert (Editor) (Available on Amazon.com) Cambridge University Press, 2008