Ludmerer receives prestigious AAMC award

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has named Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D., professor of medicine and professor of history in Arts & Sciences, the recipient of the 2003 Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education.

The prestigious award, which recognizes extraordinary individual contributions to medical schools and the medical education community, was announced last week at the AAMC’s 114th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Kenneth M. Ludmerer
Kenneth M. Ludmerer

As one of the foremost authorities on medical education in America, Ludmerer authored Learning to Heal: The Development of American Medical Education and Time to Heal: Medical Education From the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care. The Pulitzer Prize- and Bancroft Prize-nominated books highlight the necessary professional and social conditions needed for medical education to progress.

These published works inspired the concept of the “Academy of Medical Educators” as a means for medical schools to support and strengthen teaching missions and to identify forces that have affected academic medicine for the past 150 years.

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