EVMS’ futuristic look at medical education scores a win with the AAMC

Story Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:46:00 EST

It was announced Nov. 5 at the AAMC Annual Meeting in Philadelphia that EVMS received first place in the AAMC’s video contest, Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033.

For the contest, the AAMC challenged its member medical schools to envision the innovations of tomorrow in academic medicine. Schools then submitted a two-minute video depicting any aspect of a medical school or medical education 20 years into the future.

EVMS' video focuses on new tools that will radically change medical education and clinical practice in the future. But at EVMS, "high tech" will be balanced with "high touch." Advanced simulation, self-paced curricula, and team-based learning will prepare medical students with an extensive knowledge base and a high degree of technical proficiency in clinical skills. 

Medical modeling and simulation technology will allow students to enhance and/or remediate skills as needed. It also will provide a means for assessing students' mastery with a level of precision impossible to attain through human observation alone.

Electronic health records and networked communications will integrate with heads-up displays that present vital information in the caregiver's field of view in real time. This convergence of digital resources will facilitate better diagnosis and patient treatment. 

Future medical students will train collaboratively with others in the health professions, mirroring the cross-disciplinary approach that will be integral to the clinical environment of the future. Enhanced technology will allow for more efficient referrals, faster consults and more thorough transitions of care, thus improving patient safety and outcomes.

These advances will allow health-care providers to spend more time developing a strong relationship with their patients. 

As winners of the contest, EVMS receives a “Golden Ticket,” redeemable for one complimentary registration to 11 major AAMC meetings in 2014. View all of the contest entries.