Sunday, June 26, 2011

First Reflections on the 2011 AUPHA Conference

I just returned from the AUPHA Conference in Charleston. Reflecting upon the sessions and the conversations I am struck by the strength of commitment to prepare graduate students to effectively manage the dramatic changes taking place in healthcare today. These women and men, living in the "publish or perish" world of higher education and the "politics" within universities, have real commitments to their students and to helping less-experienced scholars entering the field become effective teachers. There is a deep awareness that the quality of classroom teaching literally means the life or death of future patients and the success or failure of healthcare organizations.

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