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Noted emergency medicine physician delivers 2014 McNabney Lecture

Jerome Hoffman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine and emergency medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, delivered the annual McNabney Lectureship on May 22.
Jerome Hoffman, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine and emergency medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, delivered the annual McNabney Lectureship on May 22.

Jerome R. Hoffman, M.D., M.A., professor emeritus of medicine and emergency medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine delivered the annual McNabney Lecture at the UMKC School of Medicine on May 22.

Hoffman spoke on what he calls a modern epidemic of over-diagnosis in medicine.

The lectureship honors Kendall McNabney, M.D., who founded the Department of Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center and the UMKC School of Medicine in 1973. McNabney was the first and longest serving chair of emergency medicine at the School and served as the head of trauma services for many years.

Hoffman served as director of the UCLA emergency medicine residency program and the school’s doctoring program and taught for more than 30 years in the UCLA School of Medicine and the Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.

He was a consultant toxicologist for the Los Angeles Regional Poison Control Center for more than a decade and served as a reviewer, editorial board member and editor for a number of medical journals throughout his career.

Much of his research has focused on health services and clinical decision making, as well as medical education.

Dr. Go selected to National Board of Medical Examiners

Steven Go, M.D.
Steven Go, M.D.

Steven Go, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, was selected as a member of the board of the National Board of Medical Examiners at the organization’s 100th annual meeting on April 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

Go has actively served on the NBME since 1998, working in various capacities on the development of the organization’s computerized case simulation exam. He has served on various Test Development Committees, Task Forces, Item Review Boards for the USMLE Step 3 and Computerized Case Simulations group.

As a Board Member, Go is part of the 80-member constituency of the NBME that serves a strategic role to create ideas and policy towards advancing the mission of the NBME. In addition, the membership has the key fiduciary roles of revising the corporate bylaws and articles of incorporation and electing, from among the Membership, the board of directors (Executive Board).

Go has been a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine for the last 20 years. He was appointed assistant dean for medical education in 2004 and was awarded a dual appointment to the Office of Medical Education and Research in 2006.  In this role, he spearheaded the integration of the ACGME competencies in the UMKC/TMC graduate medical education residencies and fellowships, which was completed in 2008.  In July 2009, he accepted a position at Children’s Mercy Hospital to assist their efforts to integrate the ACGME competencies in their graduate medical education programs.