The sixth annual Thomas Langfitt, Jr. Memorial Symposium will be held Wednesday, November 29th, 2000, from 5:00-7:30pm in the BRB II/III Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The Symposium is a student-run event featuring national experts in health policy discussing a current issue or debate. It is held in memory of the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Langfitt.

This year's Symposium theme is "Are we mis-financing medical education?"
This issue focuses on the high costs of undergraduate and graduate medical education to students and to society. Panelists will explore the ramifications of US policy on physician diversity and distribution, on our ailing teaching hospitals, on Medicare, and on patients, especially the urban and rural poor.

This year's panelists include:

The event will be moderated by the Vice Dean for Education at the Medical School, Dr. Gail Morrison. We expect a lively discussion of the issues from all angles: policymaking, offering medical education, receiving medical education, and economic decision-making. All are welcome to attend. Catered reception to follow. RSVP not necessary.

The Langfitt Memorial Symposium is made possible by the Undergraduate Medical Education for the 21st Century (UME-21) Grant, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Thomas Langfitt, Jr., Memorial Fund of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

If you have any questions or requests, please contact me either by email, phone at (215) 587-2199, or fax c/o Juan Batlle at (215) 573-7013. N.B. From November 21 - 25, please use (305) 667-3565 to phone me. Same email and fax.

Juan Carlos Batlle
Penn Med 2003