Community Leaders Invited To Apply For Medical Society Mini-Internship Program

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Community leaders interested in getting a firsthand perspective on health care from the physician’s perspective are invited to apply for the 2014 Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society Mini-Internship Program. This year’s program will be Oct. 7-9.

Now in its second decade, the Mini-Internship Program is designed to expand perspectives on important health care issues for participating physicians and community representatives.

Participants will have the opportunity to observe a day in the life of a physician, including operations, emergencies and the relationship between physicians and their patients during office visits.

“By inviting community leaders to observe patient care from the physician’s perspective, our goal will be to emphasize the personal rather than the technological side of medicine,” said J. Woody Kennedy, MD, President of the Medical Society. “Participants will learn more about health care from the physician’s vantage point, thereby perhaps gaining a deeper understanding of the issues faced in the national health care reform debate.”

As an “intern,” participants will spend time with physicians from various specialties, accompanying them through office rounds and possibly surgery.  The one-on-one format is designed to open the lines of communication and expand perspectives on important health care issues for participating physicians and community representatives alike.

The program begins with a short orientation and HIPAA privacy briefing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, followed by four half-day observation sessions with different physicians on Oct. 8-9.

To apply for this program, contact Kevin Lusk at the Medical Society at 622-2872 or Kevin@chattmd.org.


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