|February 2016 Interactive Session with Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.|
On February 29th, 2016 APSA hosted Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the MD/PhD Program at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Milewicz is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and a prominent leader in cardiovascular genetics and academic medicine. Dr. Milewicz recently led the publication of a paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation with leaders of other MD/PhD training programs. The piece, "Rescuing the physician-scientist workforce: the time for action is now", is a call for action on the future of the physician-scientist in American academic medicine. In this session, Dr. Milewicz discussed the role of MD/PhD programs in preparing physician-scientists for their careers, attrition in the physician-scientist training pipeline, diversity in the physician-scientist workforce, mentorship, and research in cardiovascular genetics.
Interactive Session with Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD on February 29th, 2016