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TAMARA HELFER, MD, MBA, FACOG Your Future in Medicine Slide 2 What is the landscape? Slide 3 Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this covenant... to teach them this art... without fee or covenant. I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients... and I will do no harm or injustice to them. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give a woman an abortive remedy. I will not use the knife... Whatever houses I may visit, I will... remain[] free of sexual relations with both female and male persons... What I may see or hear in the course of treatment... I will keep to myself. If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, begin honored.... if I transgress is and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot. Slide 4 Doctors today Slide 5 Slide 6 Slide 7 Modern Oath AT THE TIME OF BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION: I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity... I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity; The health of my patient will be my first consideration; I will respect the secrets that are confided in me... I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient; I will maintain the utmost respect for human life; I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat.... Slide 8 Future Doctors Slide 9 OR- Davinci Slide 10 Medicine- Dr. Watson Slide 11 Future Medical Oaths: It is unlikely to become superannuated. It serves as a powerful reminder and declaration that we are all a part of something infinitely larger, older, and more important than a particular specialty or institution.... The need for physicians to make a formal warrant of diligent, moral, and ethical conduct in the service of their patients may be stronger than ever. Slide 12 10 Great Public Health Achievements in the 20 TH Century: 1. Immunizations 2. Motor Vehicle Safety 3. Workplace Safety 4. Contorl of Infectious Diseases 5. Declines in Death from Heart Disease and stroke 6. Safer and healthier Foods 7. Healthier Mothers and Babies 8. Family Planning 9. Fluoridation of Drinking Water 10. Tobacco as a Helath Hhazard 11. CDC Public health is credited with adding 25 years to the life expectancy of people in the United States in this century. Slide 13 21 st Century: What will your future hold? Human Genome Discoveries Reach the Bedside Doctors and Patients Harness inforamtion Technology Technolgy- Minimally Invasive and Robotic Techniques in Surgery Combination Drug Therapy Extends HIV Survival Targeted Therapies for Cancer Expand With New Drugs Stem Cell Research: Heart Disease Death Drop by 40 Percent Anti-Smoking Campaigns Scientist Peer into Mind with Functional MRI Slide 14 Medical School: Slide 15 Slide 16 info