René Laënnec Society

Acting through the ideals of professionalism, integrity, & compassion; we strive to listen and learn from others while also caring for our own well-being. Just as Rene Laennec, inventor of the stethoscope, listened to his patient's hearts, we listen to the needs of our community and colleagues.

FAC WAC Competition

FAC WAC is an annual fundraising event sponsored by the R. Laennec Osler Student Society. It is an academic competition between two teams of faculty vs. faculty. Students ask the teams questions about anatomy, science, pop culture, and anything else! All proceeds benefit St. Vincent's clinic.

This year's event was held November 8th in the Old Red Amphitheatre. Admission was $5 each which included a pizza lunch a well as great door prizes from generous local businesses. Tickets were sold in Joe's and John Sealy Cafeterias the week before and at the door.

Some of which included:
  • $200 gift certificate to the UTMB Bookstore,
  • $125 gift basket from The Spot, and
  • Gift certificates to many other local restaurants.

This year's event raised approximately $500.00!!

» View pictures from FAC WAC 2013
» View pictures from FAC WAC 2012

Roster of Members
The current rosters of the René Laënnec Student Society are available here.
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René Laënnec
René Laënnec
Rene Laennec (1781-1826) was a French physician known as the "Father of Auscultation" for his invention of the stethescope and for perfecting the art of chest examination, but also for his service and committment to improving medicine. He created many medical terms used today and provided descriptions of pulmonary conditions and related symptoms.
He is an epitome of a true clinician serving as a role model to physicians in servicing the patient, professionalism, and
an ongoing quest for knowledge.
Ironically, he died of tuberculosis in 1826.


A Way of Life

The vision of the Osler Student Societies is to provide developing physicians insight into "A Way of Life", described by Sir William Osler, not through formal lecture, but through the guidance of mentors in contact with students within and outside their academic setting.

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