As we approach the 50th anniversary of our graduation from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, we of the Medical School Class of 1954 have undertaken a project wherein each Class member was asked to describe in a brief essay how the momentous changes in health care during the past fifty years personally affected his or her relationships with patients and patient care.
The Hourglass Project is an effort to record the experiences of the members of the 1954 medical school class from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Members of the class were asked to describe how the changes in the health care had affected their relationships with their patients. The collection includes 30 narratives, but the project is ongoing and more accounts may be added as they are returned and made available. Each record begins with a description of the professional history of the writer, followed by the acdtual account. The records are in PDF format and range in length from 1 to 3 pages.