Digital Connections: The Voices of Innovation Project
| Nov 6, 2012 10:00 AM
This week at the Annual Association of American Medical Colleges meeting in San Francisco, the University of Utah is really taking the innovation theme of the meeting to heart.
Following on the release and distribution of our new Algorithms for Innovation health sciences report (our equivalent of an annual institutional report), we are here at the AAMC (#aamc12) to hear about all the amazing work going on across the country. Much of the meeting is focused on medical student education, biomedical research, and on clinical care. Sessions are also bringing together thought leaders in diversity, fund-raising, communications and social media, and more. There are working groups on topics ranging from the BA/MD programs to MD/PhD programs to residencies and fellowships to faculty leadership development to “how to become a dean.” Plenary sessions are focused on Innovation, and they are riveting. Record attendance at this annual meeting helps drive a sense of energy and optimism and excitement.
To enhance the conversations and to keep them going even after the meeting ends, we’ve been engaging people from all over the country and world to share their thoughts about some of the biggest challenges facing academic medicine and innovations they’ve put into place. Hear their views, listen to the dialogue, and as always, we hope you’ll join the conversation.
A sample Tweet from the meeting:
Images: conference attendees visiting our booth, our video team interviewing AAMC President Dr. Darrell Kirch, our great team of medical students, and some members of the project team.
Author: Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
About the Author: Dr. Vivian S. Lee is the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. Read her full bio herecomments powered by Disqus