Brian T. Maurer will address the graduating class of the Quinnipiac PA program at three o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, August 6, 2007.
He will speak to the new graduates on “Something of Value: The Art of Medicine.” Maurer’s presentation will include insights from his 28 years of practice in pediatric medicine, crafted in his book, Patients Are a Virtue.
“We learn the practice of medicine through the complex process of integrating knowledge and skills with wisdom and insight in our interaction with the patient. Although the medical record forms a composite history of the patient’s illness; for the clinician, it may be the illness narrative that ultimately imparts some degree of healing to both practitioner and patient alike.”
“You have learned the science of medicine; you have delved into its business. Now it is time to recall the art of its practice, for it is only in the practice of the art of medicine that you will sustain yourselves from day to day over the span of your professional careers.”