The RISE Education Innovation #IAmAnInnovator Video Series

The RISE Education Innovation Video series provides a platform for education innovators to share their innovative ideas and discoveries. It also provides a unique opportunity for our innovation community to learn about education innovations happening within Michigan Medicine. We hope you are inspired by these innovation stories, and we invite you to reach out to these innovators to learn more about their work.

Medical Educators Novel Teaching On-Demand Resource (MENTOR)

Dr. Daniel Cronin, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, shares his unique path for creating the Medical
Educators Novel Teaching On-Demand Resource (MENTOR) – an innovative central repository for best teaching practices in medical education. In this #IAmAnInnovator video, Dr. Cronin shares the highs and lows of creative visioning, building a diverse team, intelligent risk-taking, and reaming curious and open to feedback.

A Learner-Centered Coaching Handbook

Dr. Meg Wolff, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, shares how her team created a novel learner coaching handbook containing valuable insights from medical students and faculty across the country.

Surgical Trainee Competency & Early Career Patient Safety

Dr. Brian George, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences and Director, Center for Surgical Training and Research discusses an interdisciplinary approach to improving a complex issue in health sciences education – surgical resident variation in performance.  This approach focuses on linking education to patient outcomes using various engineering methods such as quality assurance, predictive analytics, and quality improvement.  This work is helping influence training readiness for independent practice and patient safety.

The Impact of High Fidelity, 3D-Printed Surgical Simulated Models on Education and Patient Care

Dr. David Zopf, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, describes how their UM-CRLT grant helped fund the creation of high fidelity, 3D-printed surgical simulated cleft palates as well as airway and ear reconstruction models. These models help shift medical education from the operating room into the simulated environment and have a local and global impact on patient care.

Cardiac Anatomical Virtual Reality (VR) Curriculum

Dr. Sonal Owens, Associate Professor of Pediatrics shares how she is using a virtual reality curriculum to educate medical learners on cardiac anatomy and congenital heart defects. This project is in collaboration with Daniel Axelrod, MD at The Stanford Virtual Heart – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. To learn more about the Michigan Medicine Clinical Simulation Center, please visit their website.

Entrustment in Surgical Medical Education – OptTrust

Dr. Gurjit Sandhu, Associate Professor of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences, discusses the impressive work of the Education Research Scientist Collaborative team and their contributions to the conversation on entrustment in the operating room.  For more information, please visit their website.

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