The Osler Club at UTMB serves as a forum
to study the life and teachings of Sir William Osler, the history of
medicine, and the medical humanities. Osler believed that physicians
should have a strong background in science, that physicians should
always do what is right and best for individual patients, and that
medical care should be delivered humanely. He was recognized as a very
astute and empathic physician, a highly effective yet understanding
teacher, a passionate bibliophile, and an outstanding humanist. He was a
prolific writer having published over 1,000 papers on a wide variety of
medical topics and nearly 250 manuscripts in the humanities. William
Osler was loved by nearly everyone who ever met him, and at the time of
his death in 1919, Osler was thought to be the best known physician in
the English speaking world.
The Osler Club convenes bimonthly and attendance is open to all
members of the UTMB community. Presentations last 40 – 50 minutes
followed by 10 – 15 minutes of Q & A and discussion. A light buffet
supper is then served with continuation of discussion. Physicians in
attendance are eligible for CME credits as follows: The University of
Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education
for physicians. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1
Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.
Meetings are generally held at the Open Gates Conference Center, 2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston,
Texas. Currently, meetings are on hold because of the gathering restrictions due to the coronavirus. More details will be forthcoming.
Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations are advised.
For reservations, or to register for CME credit, contact Rosemary
Lindley, ext. 79680 or email@example.com.