“I do not want you to be only a doctor, but I also want you to be a man.” (HRH Prince Mahidol) Biomedical knowledge is necessary for the doctor, but the humanistic aspect is also. People-centered medicine is one of the health perspectives becoming important nowadays. A humanistic doctor will provide better patient care with a good doctor-patient relationship, eventually creating more trust and compliance. However, this aspect is underrecognized in formal medical education curricular, despite the humanistic perspective necessary for patient care and interprofessional collaboration—either misunderstanding with unteachable or unfamiliar to teach and evaluate causes humanity to be underrecognized. With this opportunity to disseminate knowledge across institutions and attendees, as well as to explore development potentials in humanistic-minded development in medical students, the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, and the International College, Mahidol University is delighted to hold an academic conference and workshop “Medical Education We Want.”
1. To disseminate knowledge and raise awareness about humanistic-minded development in medical education.
2. To exchange knowledge and experience between medical education experts and attendees regarding the recent changes in medical education, especially in humanistic-minded development.