Category Archives: Future of AMCs

Bringing Design Thinking to Health Care Innovation

By Alexander Bolt Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on an innovative new project called the Design Institute for Health. “This Institute will systematically use design and creativity … Continue reading

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What Is Wing of Zock About? The Answer in a Picture

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Data Is the New Oil

By James McDeavitt, MD I recently was given the opportunity to represent Baylor College of Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges as part of a year-long conversation on becoming a “Learning Health System”. At the inaugural event, I … Continue reading

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New Illinois #MedSchool Will Have Innovation in Its DNA

By Jennifer J. Salopek On March 12, the board of trustees of the University of Illinois approved a new medical school for the Urbana-Champaign campus, a plan that has been under development for over a year. The proposed new school, … Continue reading

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Hacking Silos at Medstro

By Jennifer J. Salopek New website Medstro is bringing a social sensibility to the triple mission of academic medicine. Combining the status update and news feed features of Facebook with the conversational capabilities of an old-school online message board, Medstro … Continue reading

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Medical Education: Toy Airplane or Stone Flywheel?

By James T. McDeavitt, MD Originally posted December 14, 2014 Jack Nicklaus, during his first full year as a professional golfer, defeated the heavily favored Arnold Palmer to win the 1962 US Open, launching one of the greatest careers in … Continue reading

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Scholarship in Medical School: Skating to Where the Puck Will Be

By Rachel K. Wolfson, MD, and Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP When we were in medical school, medical students could opt to participate in traditional research at some point, generally the summer between the first two years of medical school, … Continue reading

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Innovating Around the Concept of “Library”

By Jennifer J. Salopek Although it occupies a physical structure made of brick, featuring study carrels and a circulation desk, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia houses much more than books and journals. As it … Continue reading

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