Thomas M. Bashore Oral History Interviews, October 12 and 16, 2020

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Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Medicine.
Abstract:
Dr. Thomas M. Bashore, MD, a cardiologist, has been on faculty at the Duke University Medical Center since 1985. He's an expert in the treatment of complex cardiovascular conditions, and was instrumental to establishing programs in valvular heart disease and adult congenital heart disease at Duke. His additional achievements include earning repeat awards for his role as a teacher of cardiology fellows. He holds positions as a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Senior Vice Chief in the Division of Cardiology. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on October 12 and 16, 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interviews, Bashore discusses his interest in visuals and history related to medicine, his pedagogical approach, and his thoughts on program leadership and restructuring.
Extent:
1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.30 GB
Collection ID:
OH.BASHORET

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Scope and content:

Includes 2 oral history interviews conducted on October 12 and October 16, 2020 with Dr. Thomas M. Bashore by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project.

In the interviews, Bashore discusses his interest in visuals and history related to medicine, his pedagogical approach, and his thoughts on program leadership and restructuring. The themes of these interviews include cardiology, medical training, and collaboration in medicine.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. Thomas M. Bashore, MD, grew up in a small town in Ohio. He pursued his interests in art and physics before finding his calling in medicine as a cardiologist. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and graduated from Ohio State University with his MD in 1972, where he became fascinated with the heart. He did his postgraduate training in North Carolina where he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Duke University Hospital. In 1985, Bashore joined Duke faculty.

Bashore is an expert in the treatment of complex cardiovascular conditions, and was instrumental to establishing programs in valvular heart disease and adult congenital heart disease at Duke. His additional achievements include earning repeat awards for his role as a teacher of cardiology fellows. He holds positions as a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Senior Vice Chief in the Division of Cardiology.

Bashore prides himself on his success teaching fellows. He gained a reputation for using his drawing skills in his teaching practice, and for maintaining a sense of fun and personability. After rounding with a group of fellows, his ritual is to buy them coffee at the Starbucks on the Duke University Medical Center campus. At these post-work sessions, Bashore lets his sense of humor shine through. It's not unusual for Bashore and his fellows to order under false names--always medicine-themed.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2021.014 (transferred by Joseph O'Connell, January 2021)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop: February 2021

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interviews, October 12 and 16, 2020.
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Personal Name(s):
Bashore, Thomas M.
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Medicine
Topical Term(s):
Cardiology.
Faculty.
Education, Medical.

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[Identification of item], Thomas M. Bashore Oral History Interviews, Duke University Medical Center Archives.