Resident Involvement in Lawsuits

EP. 762Jun. 27, 202443:04
Most surgeons know about malpractice lawsuits, but did you know that residents and even medical students can be involved in them? Join us for a discussion of what happens when patients sue their treatment teams -- and what happens when those teams involve trainees.

Host: Nina Clark, MD, MS

Cindy Hamra, JD, MA
is an associate dean in the GME Office at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she leads the operational, administrative and finance functions.  UW School of Medicine is sponsors clinical training for over 1600 medical and dental residents in fellows in over 200 programs.  UW Medicine, through the School of Medicine, is the largest sponsor of GME programs in the five-state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).

Lisa Hammel, JD is the senior director of clinical risk management for UW medicine. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years as a defense attorney primarily working in medical malpractice and professional liability defense. 

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