When it comes to doctors and social media, the past few years have been occupied with how doctors can make the transition to public life. Our dialog has traditionally focused on digital immigrants - established physicians adjusting to life with new tools and a public voice. The discussion begins with the argument for why a physician should be there. But another ... Continue Reading about The Public Progression of Physicians
Can a patient teach medical school? Of course, according to The Mayo Clinic. They’ve been leading medicine for decades, so why wouldn’t they lead here? Today, The Mayo Clinic announced that e-Patient Dave deBronkart would serve as the 2015 Visiting Professor: Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a ... Continue Reading about Can a Patient Teach Medical School?
In 2012, the Medical Futures Lab offered Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence, a powerful 50,000 foot view of medicine and its radical disruption. The course was huge success and drew the attention of the social health community well beyond the confines of Rice University and the Texas Medical Center. I was thrilled to co-teach and co-create this course ... Continue Reading about Announcing edX Medicine in the Digital Age
I’ve been fortunate enough to attend Stanford Medicine X over the past 4 years. Each year I’m surrounded by the most remarkable people and ideas. And each year I think: What are we doing to bring these ideas to medical students? I think we’re closer. A natural evolution into medical education This weekend marked the announcement of the Medicine X | Ed 2015, a ... Continue Reading about Medicine X | Ed – A New Conversation in Medical Education
Anyone involved in medical education should read Thomas Friedman’s, How to Get a Job at Google. Read the piece and think about how Google could help us choose doctors for medical school. Google’s criteria are centered on five areas: Cognitive ability. The ability to process on the fly. Leadership. Emergent leadership as opposed to traditional ... Continue Reading about Can Google Help Us Choose Doctors?
The Kansas Board of Regents recently put the kibosh on open thinking. A new social media policy within University of Kansas institutions restricts “improper use of social media” and the posting of material “contrary to the best interest of the university.” Better put, if your superior doesn't like how you think, you could be out of a job. This reminds me of ... Continue Reading about How Antique Thinking Will Make Higher Ed Irrelevant