The Department of Medicine Diversity Council and the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence are thrilled to announce the visit of Dr. Clarence Braddock as the 12th Annual Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professor in Diversity. Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP is Vice Dean for Medical Education at the University of California Los Angeles and Chair-Elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an internationally known expert in medical education and bioethics. He is a highly regarded clinician, researcher and educator with significant scholarship in the fields of cross-cultural patient-provider communication, shared decision making, patient activation and the integration of ethics and professionalism into clinical practice.

Dr. Braddock will be the Medical Grand Rounds speaker on Friday, May 8 at 8 a.m. in Turner Auditorium as part of the Philip A. Tumulty Topics in Clinical Medicine program. Dr. Braddock will present “The How and Why of Shared Decision Making and Patient Engagement.” He will also speak at the Bayview and Osler Housestaff conferences on Thursday, May 8. Additional key events planned for Dr. Braddock’s visit include 2 community forums: a forum on patient activation to take place on Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Bayview and a forum for Baltimore high school students on “Pathways to Careers in the Health Professions” on the East Baltimore campus. Cosponsors for Dr. Braddock’s visit include the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, the Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Institute for Excellence in Education.

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