September 29, 2011

Medical Education Grand Rounds to be Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 4

Medical Education Grand Rounds will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon in 208 Light Hall. The speaker will be Robert Galbraith, M.D., and the topic will be “The Future of Medical Education: The Perspective of the National Board of Medical Examiners.”

To register to attend, go to

Boxed lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, Sept. 30.

Galbraith is the director of the Center for Innovation at the National Board of Medical Examiners in Philadelphia. He trained in London at King's College Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency at Hammersmith and Brompton Hospitals, and a hepatology fellowship at the King's College Hospital Liver Unit. Following a period of clinical service and research as a hepatologist, he joined the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston as an NIH Fogarty International research fellow.

On the basic science side, he built an NIH-funded basic research lab, obtained a Research Career Development Award, and became professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. On the clinical side, he became chief of the Hepatology section, and implemented a liver transplant program for which he served as medical director.

At the NBME, where he has served since 1995, his major interest is in envisioning important changes in the role of the physician and the delivery of health care, and developing appropriate assessment approaches that support these activities.