'Back to the Bedside: Reason and Ritual' scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 18

Matt Schorr
January 13, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the Department of Internal Medicine presents Medical Grand Rounds with featured speaker Abraham C. Vergese, MD, MACP discussing "Back to the Bedside: Reason and Ritual."

Dr. Vergese is a Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center School of Medicine.

The lecture will be held from 12:10 - 1:10 pm at the S. S. Kresge Learning Resource Center in Lecture Hall 3.



  1. Discuss the historical evolution of the modern diagnostic practice
  2. Identify the unanticipated consequences of computerization
  3. Assess what is timeless in medicine in the ritual of the patient/physician interaction


ACCREDITATION: Meharry Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: Meharry Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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