Mini-Medical School and the Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture – The Frayed Safety Net: The Future of Public Hospitals in America

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Date(s) - 3 Oct 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location
Health Sciences Education Building C104


The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture in conjunction with Mini-Medical School

The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture Series is made possible through a grant from the Flinn Foundation, and brings renowned medical educators and practitioners to Arizona. Twice a year, Buffmire joins forces with Mini-Medical School, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix’s community outreach event.

From Boston and Philadelphia to Chicago and Los Angeles, our nation’s flagship public hospitals are disappearing in a sea of apathy and red ink.

The dramatic impact of these closings upon the poor and medically underserved has raised a series of troubling questions: Is this trend irreversible? Are these hospitals worth saving? If so, are there models of success we can look to for guidance and inspiration? 

This lecture will seek to chart a positive future for America’s vital public safety net hospi tals, using examples that appear to be working well in the 21st century.

Presenter:
David Oshinsky, PhD 
Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the New York University School of Medicine and a professor in the NYU Department of History. He graduated from Cornell University and received his PhD from Brandeis University. His many books have received various awards including the Pulitzer Prize in History. Under Dr. Oshinsky’s direction, the Division of Medical Humanities won a multi-million dollar grant from the Rudin Foundation to sponsor year-long fellowships for medical students and house staff.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Reception 5 – 6 p.m. | Lecture 6 – 7 p.m.
Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) C104
435 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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For questions, please contact Sheila Maddox, 602-827-2007.

*The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture Series is made possible through a grant from the Flinn Foundation and brings renowned medical practitioners to Arizona. Twice a year Buffmire joins forces with Mini-Medical School, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix’s community outreach event.