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P&S Journal: Spring 1997, Vol.17, No.2
Alumni Association Activities
Alumni Salute Dean Pardes at AAMC Meeting

Dr. Pardes & Edmund T. Rumble
Dr. Pardes, left and Edmund T. Rumble'35
 Dean Herbert Pardes, the outgoing chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges, was toasted by P&S alumni and friends at a dinner in his honor at the San Francisco Hilton Nov. 7 in conjunction with the association's annual meeting. At the meeting, Dr. Pardes delivered a substantive and hard-hitting speech on "The Future of the Academic Medical Center in the Era of Managed Care." He urged academic medical centers to "become aggressive at educating the public and policy-makers on who they are and what they do to preserve the health of the nation," and to take action "to protect their revenue sources in the changing health care delivery system." While the nation favors medical research in an abstract way, he pointed out, "the American people do not understand just what an academic medical center is" or how that role affects the quality of their care.

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