One of our newer initiatives, this program joins members of the university's faculty with members of the Pierce County Medical Society with the intent of sharing the university's wisdom on a variety of social, cultural, scientific, and political issues with the physicians that primarily serve the Pierce County area. The society believes that these types of programs will help caregivers and medical professionals appreciate the broader set of concerns that their patients must confront.
The Lifelong Learner Program is not meant to provide professional training or continuing education for society members, but to offer health care providers more general and current information to inform them as citizens and medical professionals. It also provides a unique opportunity for the university's faculty to share their expertise and research findings with a targeted audience of professionals. Presentations on a wide range of topics are planned for the program, including bioethics, economic development and fair trade issues, and anti-terrorism and wiretapping.