Annual Reynolds-Finley lecture to examine the future of residency training

The convoluted history of medical resident training — and what may be on the horizon – is focus of UAB Reynolds-Finley lecture.

resident trainingThe 37th Annual Reynolds-Finley Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will discuss the history and future of medical residents’ education and training. Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D., professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, will present “Residency Training in the United States: Past, Present, Future” at 4 p.m., Friday, March 4. Work hours and frequency of on-call shifts for medical residents have been the focus of much debate in the medical profession over the past 10-15 years.

Ludmerer is the Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He is the author of three books, including two influential and award-winning books on the history of medical education in the United States.

The lecture will be held in Lecture Room E, Volker Hall, 1670 University Blvd. Parking is available in the UAB Ninth Avenue Parking Deck, 1602 Ninth Ave. South. Attendees should use the Ninth Avenue entrance.

  • March 4