Speech to Medical Students and Professionals

Pulitzer Prize Winner Anna Quindlen Advises Physicians to Learn Who Their Patients Are

Posted November 7th, 2013 in Foundation News


Anna Quindlen

On November 3rd, in a lecture hall filled to capacity with almost 1,300 medical school deans, faculty, students and residents, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and bestselling author, Anna Quindlen, spoke about Health Care in an Information Age: How Doctors, Nurses and Consumers Can Make One Another Better. 

This annual Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Thought Leader Session, co -sponsored by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), enthralled the crowd with comments about the changing relationship between doctors and patients and their need to become partners in the healthcare equation. Additional support for the lecture was provided by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

The full text of Ms. Quindlen’s speech is posted below and will be available until December 3, 2013.  See press release

Copyright Anna Quindlen, 2013. Permission given to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to provide this text on their website for one month. Not for download.

Here is the link to the Gold Foundation webpage with the speech – it will remain up until December 3, 2013, so read it before then!

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