The Christopher Y. Thomas Lectureship was established in honor of Dr. Chris Thomas and serves to permanently honor the 40 years of contributions he has made to Saint Luke's and to medical education. The fund, managed at Saint Luke's Foundation, sponsors an annual program wherein a nationally prominent speaker is invited to visit Kansas City to meet with faculty and residents at KUMC, UMKC, and Saint Luke's, and to deliver the annual Dr. Christopher Y. Thomas Lecture.
On Tuesday May 10th, 2016, we are privileged to have Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, an internist, medical educator, and historian of medicine, visiting the KUMC campus to deliver the inaugural Dr. Christopher Y. Thomas Lecture. Dr. Ludmerer is best known for his work in medical education and health care policy. His latest book is Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine (2014). This is the first-ever account of the residency system in the United States and its relation to the quality of patient care in the country.
Dr. Ludmerer will be speaking during both the morning and noon GME core conferences on May 10th, and both events will be streamed live over the the web:
6:30-7:30 AM (SON Auditorium): "Residency Training in the United States"
12:00-1:00 PM (Sudler Auditorium): "Achieving the Best in Residency Training"