Osler ClubJohn P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine


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 mcacadem@utmb.edu.