(MD, DO) practicing Insurance Medicine work within the fields of
life, health, disability and long term care insurance. Medical
Directors analyze medical records of applicants to determine
insurance risk and to evaluate life and disability
Insurance Medicine also provides opportunities for doctors to take on administrative roles, perform analytical research, and provide training for non-physician underwriters. Some Medical Directors are involved in product development and the marketing aspects of their company’s product line. Doctors practicing Insurance Medicine must be well versed in primary care and need expertise in interpretation of electrocardiograms (especially necessary for Life Insurance). A number of Medical Directors or Doctors for Insurance Medicine have specialty training in Internal Medicine subspecialties such as cardiology, oncology and pulmonary medicine. In addition to a fund of general medical knowledge, Medical Directors or Doctors for Insurance Medicine receive training on life expectancy estimation and risk assessment. Based upon current health assessment, a Medical Director predicts the probability of survival many decades into the future. The TOBB ETU Medical Faculty gives a program for new Medical Directors or Doctors for Insurance Medicine at the courses held each year in the fall. Additional training is largely provided on the job.
The format of the meeting will be a 4 weeks workshop consisting of lectures, studies with lectureres as well as practice in the departments of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Gynaecology practical follow-up of patient consultations and bedside practices as well as roundtable discussions. Much time will be allocated to questions, answers and discussion in order to set up an intimate interactive workshop.