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Archive of Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.'s Publications and Speeches

Annual Meeting: President's Addresses

Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.

Crossing the Inequality Chasm 
Dr. Kirch encourages leaders of the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to confront health inequities in order to achieve better health for all.—AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 8, 2015

Dr. Kirch urges the community of academic medicine to draw on resilience in the face of challenges by "remembering our shared purpose and committing to support one another"—AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 8, 2014

Our Moment of Truth 
Dr. Kirch calls upon leaders in academic medicine to take decisive action in the face of daunting challenges, describing these difficult decisions as "our moments of truth." —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 2, 2013

From Moses to Multipliers—The New Leaders For Academic Medicine 
Dr. Kirch called for a new vision of leadership at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals that multiplies “the intelligence, creativity, and commitment of our faculty, students, residents, and institutional leaders…to create a sustainable future for academic medicine” —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 4, 2012

The New Excellence 
Dr. Kirch urges medical schools and teaching hospitals to break free of the tyranny of national rankings systems and demonstrate a “new excellence” through multiple pathways —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 6, 2011

A Future That Inspires 
Dr. Kirch encourages the leaders of the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to accelerate the process of transformational change in medical education and health care delivery —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 7, 2010

The Innovation Imperative 
Dr. Kirch asks leaders of the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to be "the standard bearers" for innovation in health care delivery —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 8, 2009

The Tough Questions 
Dr. Kirch challenges the leaders of the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to bring change to academic medicine by confronting five "tough questions" related to medical education, research, and patient care —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 2, 2008

Culture and the Courage to Change 
Dr. Kirch urges the leadership of the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to change the culture of academic medicine by emphasizing "collaboration, shared accountability, and team performance" —AAMC Annual Meeting, Nov. 4, 2007

In Search of the Public Good 
Dr. Kirch calls upon the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to take the lead in reaffirming higher education, scientific discovery, and health care as "public goods" worthy of more national support —AAMC Annual Meeting, Oct. 29, 2006

Other Speeches

Voices of InnovationInterview with the University of Utah Health Sciences at the 2012 AAMC Annual Meeting, video, 2 minutes

Addressing Health DisparitiesMissouri Health Equity Collaborative Conference, April 2012, audio, 5 minutes

The Transformation of Academic MedicineAAMC Group on Institutional Advancement, March 2012, video, 75 minutes

Thinking Differently About Medical School ExcellenceUniversity of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine, Jan. 2012, article

Can Anyone Fix Health Care?Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Dec. 2011, video, 75 minutes

Medical Schools, Not Politicians, Will Truly Change Health CareWayne State University School of Medicine, Aug., 2011, article

Transforming Health Care: The Leadership Imperative for Academic Medicine —University of California, Davis Health System, July 2011, video, 45 minutes