Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

3-24-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Future of Medical Education: Back to Basics in a New World

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 24, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Lawrence G. Smith, MD

Lawrence G. Smith, MD
Hofstra University School of Medicine

Dr. Lawrence G. Smith is the Founding Dean of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. 

Dr. Smith is a national leader in medical education with many peer reviewed publications and national presentations. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has served in multiple capacities in the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, including president.  He is a former Regent of the American College of Physicians.  Dr Smith is a Member-at-Large of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, along with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Fordham University.  His residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, was followed by military service as Captain in the Army Medical Corps at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver.  He practiced General Internal Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook, where he served as Director of Education and Program Director of the Residency in Internal Medicine for six years.  During the following eleven years at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan he served as Dean and Chairman of Medical Education, founder and director of the school’s Institute for Medical Education, Professor of Medicine, and an attending physician.  Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Smith had been Vice Chair of Medicine and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Mt. Sinai.


After attending this activity, participants will:

  1. Understand the historical perspective of past major periods of change in U.S.  medical education
  2. Be able to articulate current problems with U.S. medical education as expressed by major stake-holder organizations
  3. Creatively engage in a discussion of solutions


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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