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This plenary took place on Wednesday, October 7, at 8:30 am at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
The Road to Professionalism: Reflective Learning and Reflective Practice
William T. Branch, Jr., M.D, is the Carter Smith, Sr., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He founded the Primary Care Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1974. He was a key leader of the New Pathway project at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Branch served as a member of the SGIM Council and later served as Secretary. He was the second recipient of SGIM’s National Award for Career Achievements in Medical Education. He subsequently co-edited the first JGIM Education Issue.
He is a faculty member for AACH and is the immediate Past President. In 1995 he started at Emory University School of Medicine and became Director of the Division of Internal General Medicine. He more than tripled the size of the Division, and founded a Primary Care Residency Program and a Faculty Development Program for young faculty members. He is author of numerous papers published in peer reviewed journals and is the editor of five textbooks.