Medical Student Leaders Gather at #AAMC2013

This year’s annual AAMC meeting is in full swing in Philadelphia, and you can join the conversation on Twitter via hashtag #AAMC13 to see highlights. The theme for 2013 is The Change Imperative and the meeting agenda, which runs through Wednesday, includes the following speakers who will without a doubt engage audiences in thought-provoking sessions on what the future of medicine and medical education will look like:

  • Darrell Kirch, AAMC President kicked off plenary sessions Saturday, 4pm to discuss Our Moment of Truth
  • Ian Morrison, Healthcare futurist and author, shared “his perspective on the rapidly changing landscape of health care, the impact of the  Affordable Care Act on academic medicine, and how our community might leverage changes in the marketplace to help shape the future of medicine” on Sunday morning
  • Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, was scheduled for Sunday morning to discuss, Health Care in an Information Age: How Doctors, Nurses and Consumers Can Make One Another Better
  • Daphne Koller, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University and Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Coursera, discusses Exploring Changes in Education: Is Academic Medicine Ready for MOOCs? (Monday, Nov. 4th, 4pm)
  • Adam Grant, Professor, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and author, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, will speak on Embracing Changes in Culture: Driving Organizational Success by Building a Culture of Contributors (Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 4pm)

For final program, click here.

On Tuesday, November 5th, winners of the AAMC “Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033” video contest will also be announced. Medical schools were invited to create a 2-minute video envisioning what US medical schools will look like in 2033. Following is one example from Baylor University who believes three areas of competency physicians of the new age will need to be well versed in are: 1) Network awareness; 2) Information management, and; 3) Digital content creation. Finalists include:

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Temple University School of Medicine

All submissions can be viewed here.

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