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Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine — Lecture: How Freedom Enriches Medicine and Life

May 14, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Please join us  for a late afternoon lecture over soft drinks to hear Dr. Richard B. Gunderman discuss how freedom in medicine directly affects our quality of life. Exactly how does freedom enrich life, of which medicine is just one aspect? Dr. Gunderman is Chancellor’s Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University. We think he’ll have some thought-provoking things to say.[NOTE: This event takes place in the Eastern time zone.]

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Dr. Gunderman spoke on two different perspectives from which to view medicine: one from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and another from Soren Keirkegaard. After his 50-minute talk, he took questions and discussion for another 25 minutes. It was a well-presented lecture, providing new ways to think about medicine. All the students attending were very engaged and seemed to really enjoy it.

I think this lecture was the best we have had so far for our Chapter. In all honesty, this lecture should be in every medical school curriculum. It really made all the students think about why they were in medicine, and [look] at two completely different ways to view medicine. ~Trenton Schmale, President, BRI-Marian Chapter


(As an interesting side note, comparing bureaucratic mandates when one is forced to purchase versus when one is free to make purchasing choices, Trenton continued: “We were able to provide food for the event funded by the BRI national office. The best part was because this wasn’t money from the student government, we didn’t have to use the school catering company. This allowed us to get more food, of better quality, at an enormously cheaper price.” Yes, freedom works in ALL areas.)

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May 14, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Trenton Schmale