Registration is Now Open for the 2021 Stanford Medicine 25 Skills Symposium
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Stanford Medicine 25’s Skills Symposium! This year’s two-day conference will bring together medical educators in a virtual classroom and features lectures by expert clinicians, live demonstrations and workshops designed to foster clinical teaching skills. The focus of the 2021 symposium is inspired by important themes that emerged in healthcare over the last year: health equity and telemedicine.
The pandemic has amplified the depth of racial disparities that exist in the nation’s health system and inspired a public health response committed to ending inequity in medical care. Our agenda reflects our strong commitment to this effort and includes sessions on anti-racist communication practices with a focus on Black patients, race-based assumptions and biases in care and associated clinical treatment decisions and more.
Additionally, COVID-19 has transformed patient care by requiring many physicians to adopt new practices that aid them in administering remote physical exams. Our program features plenaries on properly administering an exam via video technology and providing student feedback during telemedicine teaching sessions.
We are especially eager to support medical learners in today's challenging healthcare environment and urge educators, physicians, residents and students to sign up before February 24 to access the early registration rate.
In anticipation of the event, we will share highlights from past symposiums on our social media channels throughout March. We encourage the bedside medicine community to follow along and participate in the discussion using #S25Symposium. The conversation will culminate on March 25 and 26 with the kick off of the 2021 symposium!
Humility is an underappreciated skill in a time of global budgets, evidenced based approaches, and cost-containment. The bright, well-read, talented medical students who may lack humility are not uncommon.
Patient-centered care is an important aspect of the National Strategy for Quality Improvement on Health Care. As such, healthcare institutions are strongly focusing on the patient-physician relationship and the patient experience.
The editor-in-chief of Medscape, Dr. Eric Topol, visited Stanford to sit down and do an interview with our Dr. Vergese for the Medscape One-on-One online video series.
Peter Conrad, a sociologist at Brandeis University, spoke of the rise and fall of the medical authority in the doctor patient office encounter in his many scholarly articles. With the internet becoming the “elephant in the doctor’s office,” the dynamic of medical authority has certainly changed…