Dr. Irwin Braverman honored by Alpha Omega Alpha Society
Dr. Irwin M. Braverman, emeritus professor of dermatology, was named the Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School on April 9.
The Alpha Omega Alpha Society is the honor society in medical school, equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa in college. Each chapter invites a visiting professor to deliver a presentation of his choice and then make additional remarks to new inductees and their families at the induction ceremony. The title of Braverman’s presentation was “How Wax, Limestone, and Paper Became the Foundation of Medical Education.” At the induction ceremony he delivered a brief talk on “A User’s Manual for Clinical Medicine.”
Braverman earned his M.D. from Yale in 1955, and served for 40 years on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine. He is the co-creator of the Workshop on Observational Skills which helps to improve medical students’ powers of observation by viewing artworks in museums and rendering judgments about what the artist is striving to communicate. The workshop is now a required part of the first-year curriculum at the School of Medicine.