Legal Medicine at The Center for Legal Medicine, Tricare Management Activity: FAMD-511

Course Overview: Students will become familiar with major medical-legal issues that practitioners face today, such as the physician-patient relationship, informed consent, violation of privacy, credentialing and privileging, patient abandonment and various other risk management and liability issues. Student will also become familiar with the purpose and operation of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), the Health Care Integrity Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) and the instances of both malpractice and criminal convictions for which practitioners are entered into these data banks. Study materials will include the entire closed case repository of all malpractice claims filed against Department of Defense health care providers. Students will be supervised by a physician-attorney at the end of the rotation and will be expected to produce a paper on a medical-legal topic of their choosing. Students must arrange the elective with the listed contact person or instructor prior to registration.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Center for Legal Medicine, TMA
Building 17 Suite B3
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600
(Near the Medical Center/NIH metro station)

Duration: Two weeks

Maximum number of students: One per rotation

Instructor: Frank T. Flannery, M.D.

Herman Furlow
Paralegal/Administrative Specialist
Risk Management/Legal Medicine Section
Defense Health Agency, Clinical Support Division
8901 Wisconsin Ave., Building 17, Suite B3
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland  20889
(301) 400-1041

Last Modified 02.29.2016