AUGUSTA, Ga. – The fate of an internist, pediatrician and surgeon is in the hands of medical students. All three are aboard a sinking ship, and their only escape is a one-person raft. Who should be saved?
Representatives from the Medical College of Georgia Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery will try to sway medical students during this hypothetical debate at the 10th annual Raft Debate April 20 at 6 p.m. in the GHSU Student Center.
Hosted by the college’s Alumni Association, representatives will debate which specialty is most important and would help the most people if saved.
MCG physicians aboard the ship include Dr. Adam Berman, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Dr. Chris Edwards, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; and Dr. Paul Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology. MCG Dean Peter Buckley will moderate the debate. Dr. W.D. Hill, Associate Professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Neurology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Graduate Studies, will serve as devil’s advocate.
Dr. Ruth-Marie Fincher, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, will make opening remarks. A dinner reception will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The program was initiated in 2003 by Dr. Paul Dainer, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Dr. Elizabeth Holt, Class of 2005. Dr. Dainer had seen a similar format pitting a social scientist, natural scientist and humanities professor while earning his undergraduate degree at the College of William & Mary. After arriving at MCG, he wanted medical students to enjoy a similar experience.
For more information about the event or for reservations, contact Mary Beth Gable in the Division of Advancement and Community Relations, 706-721-7354 or email@example.com.