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2/23/2021 - Medical Grand Rounds: Linking the Past and the Future: Using Medical History to Understand Current Issues In Health Care





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain why the study of the past can help physicians to think about and improve their performance in the present
  • Demonstrate how understanding the historical context of health can improve the delivery of patient care by creating more informed clinicians.
  • Inform physicians about the history of medicine in their own community to provide the context to understand why current systems of patient care and health care finance have evolved and what that can mean for their future practice.

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

Suggested additional reading:

  1. Andrew T. Simpson, The Medical Metropolis: Health Care and Economic Transformation in Pittsburgh and Houston (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019)
  2. Howell, Junia, Sara Goodkind, Leah Jacobs, Dominique Branson and Elizabeth Miller. 2019. "Pittsburgh's Inequality across Gender and Race." Gender Analysis White Papers. City of Pittsburgh's Gender Equity Commission.
  3. Special Section on Health Care and Urban Revitalization, Journal of Urban History. No. 42 Vol 2 March 2016

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Andrew T. Simpson, PhD — Assistant Professor of History, History Department Internship Coordinator, Duquesne University
Dr. Simpson discloses that his wife is current an employee of Kindred Health Care. She is a regional director of business development in the acute rehabilitation division.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.