Medicine Grand Rounds | Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD: “Residency Training in the United States: Past, Present, Future”

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Pinn Hall auditorium , 1-5
Cost: Free


Kenneth-LudmererKenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, is the Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. An internist, he is best known for his work in medical education and health care policy. His books include Learning to Heal (1985), on the creation of America’s system of medical education, and Time to Heal (1999), on the evolution of American medical education from the turn of the century to the present era of managed care. The latter book was called “a masterpiece of great national importance” by one reviewer; both books were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize.

CME learning objectives:

  1. Understand the evolution of the American residency system.
  2. Learn about current challenges and opportunities in residency training.
  3. Learn about potential solutions and future directions.

Medicine Grand Rounds is offered every Wednesday throughout the year by the UVA Department of Medicine, in association with UVA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is available; instructions and forms are available at the event.


The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at www.cmevillage.com (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).

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