This is a multi-dimensional five-week seminar for second year medical students at Stony Brook University Hospital. The course is given in the spring of each year, and uses video vignettes from the project as an instructional resource for medical students to learn about the courageous acts of responders and also about the various health issues responders are facing in the years following their participation in the rescue, recovery, and cleanup efforts. Responders featured in the book & film have attended the final session of the seminar to directly interact with students and answer questions about the personal impact of their WTC rescue, recovery, and clean up experiences.
For 2013 we have revamped the course into a Webinar format. We will use social media to expand our discussion beyond the seminar walls to the public. Through this innovative format, students, 9/11 responders, other concerned citizens and experts will be able to exchange ideas. All participants will be teachers and learners.
The 2013 Course Syllabus of 9/11: An Anatomy of a Healthcare Disaster
If you are interested in participating in the Webinar, please click here.
Short Educational Videos
Archive of past seminars:
Spring 2011 Sessions of 9/11: An Anatomy of a Healthcare Disaster
Session 1: The Toxic & Traumatic Effects of the WTC Disaster on 9/11 Responders
Session 2: The Physical & Mental Health Effects of the WTC Disaster on 9/11 Responders
Session 3: The Legal & Sociopolitical Effects of the WTC Disaster on 9/11 Responders
Session 4: The Personal & Spiritual Impact of the WTC Disaster on 9/11 Responders
Session 5: The Public Policy & Advocacy Perspective of the WTC Disaster & 9/11 Responders