AMA President Rohack to present Grand Rounds on Monday

March 25, 2010

The Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) College of Medicine Department of Humanities in Medicine will host Dr. J. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), on Monday, March 29, 2010 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Medical Education Center Mayborn Auditorium at the Scott & White Hospital campus in Temple. Dr. Rohack’s presentation, entitled “Health Care Reform in the United States,” is part of Medical Ethics Grand Rounds.

Dr. Rohack’s presentation can also be viewed by videoconference in Lecture Hall I of the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building on Texas A&M University’s west campus in College Station.

Dr. Rohack’s presentation also qualifies for one hour of continuing medical education ethics credit for physicians who attend and complete an evaluation. Sign-in sheets and evaluations will be available at both the Temple and College Station locations.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to: discuss the history of health system reform in the United States, discuss the role professional organizations play in the political process, and describe the principles of medical ethics that apply to health system reform.

In addition to serving as AMA President, Dr. Rohack also serves as Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy, Medical Director for System Improvement of the Scott & White Health Plan, and as a professor of internal medicine and humanities in medicine in the HSC-College of Medicine.

— Dhwani Chauhan