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Doc urges students, educators to lead change, ’save the world’
Modern Healthcare

In a speech that would have been made for a stirring commencement address, Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer Jr. told the medical educators and students attending the Gold Humanism Honor Society’s biennial meeting in Rosemont, Ill., that “there’s nothing we can’t accomplish if we’re willing not to take the credit for it.”

Greer, who was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, is the assistant dean for academic affairs and chairman of the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami.