Healthcare in America: Lecture Series & Pre-Clinical Elective

The Healthcare in America Elective serves to expose medical students, faculty, and others in the Providence community to local, national, and systems level issues in health policy via a series of dynamic lectures and discussions.

The Birth of the Medical-Industrial Complex in America —
and What’s to be Done About it Now
Mike Magee, MD — Former Executive at Pfizer & author of “Code Blue: Inside the Medical Industrial Complex”
Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

The Effects of Hospital Consolidations on the Health of Patients, Providers and Communities
Chris Koller, MA — President of Milbank Memorial Fund & Former Health Insurance Comissioner
Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

The Byzantine Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Politics, Prerogative and Pricing
David Guzick, MD, PhD — President of University of Florida Health
Thursday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Health Information Technology: The Past, Present and Future
David Blumenthal, MD, PhD — President of the Commonwealth Fund & Former CIO of Partners Healthcare System
Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 170

Pre-Approval Access to Investigational Products: What Limits?
Holly Fernandez Lynch, JD, MBE — John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine
Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Lessons from Washington, DC
David Shulkin, MD — Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Health is More Than Healthcare:
Integrating Social Determinants of Health, Public Policy and Advocacy

Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP — EVP & CEO, American College of Physicians
Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m., Alpert Medical School, Room 275

Questions? Contact the student coordinators at healthcareinamerica@brown.edu.