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Feeling Medicine: Simulation, Socialization & Contemporary Medical Education
Start Date: 4/11/2019Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 4/11/2019End Time: 11:30 AM
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Join Kelly Underman, PhD, in conversation with critics Ellen Annandale, PhD, (Department of Sociology, York University), Laura Mamo, PhD, (Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University), and Stefan Timmermans, PhD, (Department of Sociology, University of California Los Angeles) about her book manuscript under contract with NYU Press.

This book project explores how professional socialization in contemporary medical education has been transformed by new technologies and reshaped by the reorganization of the doctor-patient relationship. It considers the case of how medical students learn the pelvic exam for the first time on specially trained laypeople called gynecological teaching associates (GTAs).

GTAs teach technique and communication skills while serving as live models for the medical students to practice on. This book manuscript argues that such programs demonstrate the tension in medical education between affect (the body's capacities to sense and relate) and scientific ways of knowing. As such, these programs are a unique prism through which to understand how is that new forms of expert governance rely on the modification of emotion—and the forms of resistance inherent in such technologies.

3101 Market Street, Room 224, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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