Minds & Medicine

Welcome to Minds & Medicine, an online compilation of active and archived accredited educational presentations and philosophies of higher learning. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, wrote “the most essential part of (medical) instruction is obtained . . . not in the lecture room, but at the bedside. Nothing seen there is lost; the rhythms of disease are learned by frequent repetition; its unforeseen occurrences stamp themselves indelibly in the memory.” Yet, in contemporary practice, the sheer volume and frenetic speed of medical and technological advances far outpace the ability for clinicians to remain current with progress that is so critical to optimizing patient outcomes.

Thus, continuing education supports a lifelong continuum of learning, facilitating the incorporation of advances in research and therapy into clinical practice. In so doing, educational practitioners have the inherent obligation and responsibility to bring independent, rigorous, and meaningful insights and innovation to their learners, those dedicated professionals for whom the rhythms of life and death are indelibly imprinted. As the pre-eminent medical educator, Dr. Lois DeBakey, observed, “An inquiring, analytical mind; an unquenchable thirst for new knowledge; and a heartfelt compassion for the ailing — these are prominent traits among the committed clinicians who have preserved the passion for medicine.”

This site has been developed for healthcare professionals only. Clinicians are advised that the educational content contained herein was developed by and reflect the opinions of the presenters and faculty. Physician judgment must remain central to the selection of diagnostic tests and therapeutic options of a patient's specific medical condition. The medical information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Clinicians should refer to the most current product labeling before prescribing or recommending medications or therapies. Clinicians using the information do so at their own discretion, and in doing so, indemnify the educational providers and grantors/supporters from any consequences arising from such use.