Wednesday, October 3, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Health Sciences Education Building, C104
435 N. 5th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


David Oshinsky, PhD

The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture in conjunction with Mini-Medical School

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix proudly organizes Mini-Medical School, a fascinating community lecture series open to the public.

In October, Mini-Medical School will be presented in conjunction with the university's Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture.

From Boston and Philadelphia to Chicago and Los Angeles, our nation’s flagship public hospitals are disappearing in a sea of apathy and red ink.

The dramatic impact of these closings upon the poor and medically underserved has raised a series of troubling questions: Is this trend irreversible? Are these hospitals worth saving? If so, are there models of success we can look to for guidance and inspiration? 

This lecture — presented David Oshinsky, PhD — will seek to chart a positive future for America’s vital public safety net hospitals, using examples that appear to be working well in the Twenty-First Century.

Dr. Oshinsky is the director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the New York University School of Medicine and a professor in the NYU Department of History. He graduated from Cornell University and received his PhD from Brandeis University. His many books have received various awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in History. Under Dr. Oshinsky’s direction, the Division of Medical Humanities won a multi-million dollar grant from the Rudin Foundation to sponsor year-long fellowships for medical students and house staff.

Contact and Parking Information

For questions, please contact Sheila Maddox, 602-827-2007.

*The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture Series is made possible through a grant from the Flinn Foundation and brings renowned medical practitioners to Arizona. Twice a year Buffmire joins forces with Mini-Medical School, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix’s community outreach event.