Radiology Grand Rounds | Nov. 15, 2019

Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Presents a Grand Rounds Lecture

"Meaning and Medicine"


Andrew Wooldridge, M.D.

Andrew Wooldridge, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Palliative Care
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee



Friday, November 15, 2019 | Noon - 1 p.m.

MCN CCC-1111

Watch the Presentation Here


This grand rounds lecture is designed for faculty, residents, staff and medical students.

Learning objectives of this presentation include:

  • Learn how to create a safe interactive space for learning and transformation
  • Use reflection, contemplation and symbolic language as educational tools
  • Discuss the meaning of their work with peer professionals, as well as between trainees and faculty mentors

Attendees: Please bring with you an object from your home or office (small enough to hold in your hand) that reminds you of or represents for you the meaning of your calling to medicine. Choose this object intuitively, i.e., don't think about it, just hold the question, "What is the Meaning of my work?," in your mind and allow yourself to be attracted to some object in your home or office. You may not know why you were attracted to this object, but bring it anyway. Trust the process!


Andy Wooldridge, M.D., is as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then completed an Internal Medicine residency and subsequently a Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellowship at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, California. He joined Vanderbilt's faculty in 2014 where he works full time in Palliative Care. He serves as the course director for the "Healer's Art" student course at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and facilitates an interprofessional discovery and discussion group called "Finding Meaning in Medicine" for faculty and staff of the medical center.