Healing as Calling

Sep 02, 2009

Presenter: Richard B. Gunderman, MD, Ph.D


  1. Distinguish a calling from a job
  2. Outline features of a calling
  3. Describe their own sense of calling to healing


Please note that this video is for informational purposes only and is not for CE/CME credit.

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Richard Gunderman is Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy at Indiana University, where he also serves as Vice Chair of Radiology.  He is also a Fellow of the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Advanced Study and the Kinsey Institute.  He received his AB Summa Cum Laude from Wabash College, MD and PhD (Committee on Social Thought) from the University of Chicago, and MPH from Indiana University.  He is a seven-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, and has also received the Wayne Booth Award, the Robert Shellhamer Award for the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial All-University Award for Teaching Excellence.  In December, he was named the 2008 Outstanding Educator by the Radiological Society of North America.  He is the author of over 230 scholarly articles and has published six books, including Achieving Excellence in Medical Education (Springer, 2006) and We Make a Life by What We Give (Indiana University, 2008).  His most recent book, Leadership in Healthcare (Springer, 2009), was released in January.  He and his wife, Laura, have four children.  

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of IU Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.  Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration.  Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

For questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at achamnes@iuhealth.org or (317)962-1721.  For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.