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Kirk L. Smith, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Arnold P. Gold Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

UT Medical Branch at Galveston

I seek to imbue health care professionals with a sense of higher purpose and to bring the idealism implicit in their choice of career to bear in practice. My specific goal is to encourage elements of professionalism complementary to technical proficiency and theoretical knowledge, in particular, those moral and social responsibilities that render the practice of health care more than mere employment and the practitioner more than a mere technician.