Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago Medicine

The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago was created to improve patient care; to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship; to enhance communication and decision-making in health care through research and education programs for medical students, junior faculty, and master clinicians; and to reduce health care disparities.

In our efforts to reach current and future physicians at all levels of their training, we wanted to make you aware of a free certificate program added to our popular “Joel Schwab, MD On Being a Doctor” (OBD) Lecture Series. This is a monthly lecture series featuring Bucksbaum Faculty Scholars from UChicago and around the US presenting on a selected aspect of effective clinical care. The goal of this series is to educate students on the importance of the interpersonal side of medicine and, particularly, the doctor -patient relationship. It is open to students from across the country. 

Students interested in receiving the OBD certificate must register using this link and also register via Zoom links for a minimum of lectures.
Those who complete all requirements at the end of the series will receive a certificate of completion, which can be added to resumes and health professional school applications, and will also be invited to a special May lecture featuring UChicago Pritzker School of Medicine Admissions Director, Emily Sharp-Kellar.

Students interested in individual lectures but not receiving the certificate are still welcome to register for their choice of lecture(s) via the Zoom links.

Please go to the website link above and click on the Zoom links of each lecture you wish to attend to register.

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director of Advanced Degree Applications & STEM Career Advising