2013 McCollough Medical Scholar's Forum

Date: Friday, February 01, 2013
Time: 03:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Shelby Hall
Cost: FREE 

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The 11th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum will be held Feb. 1-2 in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. Dr. Hayes Whiteside, senior vice president of risk management and chief medical officer for a top medical insurance company, will be the featured speaker for the event.

Activities begin Friday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. with registration and continues Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. with group discussions. Whiteside will present two talks during the forum. He will speak on "Risk Management You Won't Learn in Medical School," Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. and on "Malpractice Before You Practice," Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Whiteside has worked with ProAssurance, the fourth largest medical professional liability insurance writer in the country, since 2004. Prior to joining ProAssurance, Whiteside practiced urology for 17 years in the Tuscaloosa area. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Whiteside completed his general surgery internship, residency, and a urology residency at LSU in New Orleans. He has served as associate professor of surgery in UA's College of Community Health Sciences and served as chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Board of Health from 2002-2006.

The McCollough Medical Scholars Forum's is designed to give students an understanding of the importance of the scientific and humanistic aspects of healthcare. High school students, UA pre-health professions students, and past forum participants will join UA faculty representing diverse disciplines for the event.

Contact Info: Chris Hutt, 205/348-5902,

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