2009 Academy of Medicine Annual Dinner

April 23, 2009

“Becoming a Blessing: Remembering Your Power to Make a Difference”

Rachel RemenPresented by the Wright State University Academy of Medicine, this annual event offers a unique opportunity to honor outstanding medical students, residents, and faculty at Boonshoft School of Medicine; gratefully recognize the noble work of Academy members; and share an unforgettable evening of camaraderie and celebration. The high point of the event is inevitably the presentation by the keynote speaker, a luminary in the field of medicine, arts or entertainment.

In 2009 the Academy was privileged to host Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., a renowned pioneer in the mind/body holistic health movement, best-selling author and nationally recognized medical reformer and educator.

Dr. Remen is clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, where she developed the curriculum for The Healer's Art, an elective course that the Boonshoft School of Medicine adopted in 2005. The Healer's Art, which is currently used by more than 50 medical schools nationwide, emphasizes humanism, personal discovery and awareness, supportive relationships and service to help aspiring physicians nurture a sustaining sense of meaning and purpose in their chosen profession.

To learn more about Dr. Remen, please visit her Web site. To learn more about the Academy of Medicine (AOM), please visit the Academy of Medicine website.

Proceeds from the Academy's Annual Dinner benefit Wright State University medical students. For more information, please contact Robert Copeland, associate vice president for advancement.

Earlier on the day of the Annual Dinner, Dr. Remen was the featured speaker at the First Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference.

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