Implementing Biomedical Innovations into Health, Education, and Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128196205

Implementing Biomedical Innovations into Health, Education, and Practice

1st Edition

Authors: James Woolliscroft
Paperback ISBN: 9780128196205
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 2020
Page Count: 250
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Given the foreseeable and unforeseeable changes in medicine, the fundamental question of how to best prepare professionals for a lifetime of medical practice is of paramount importance to medical educators, the future professionals, and society at large. Implementing Biomedical Innovations into Health, Education, and Practice delves into these important questions, discussing the environmental forces and signals that impact medicine, leading to revised classifications of medical conditions and novel approaches to diagnosis and therapy. The author interviewed military officers, CEOs, medical correspondents, physicians, researchers, and professors and weaved this narrative throughout. This resource is directed at medical professionals with an interest in biomedical innovations and their impact on the future of biomedicine and clinical practice. It will be of particular interest to educators and learners who are committed to shaping current and future training programs. If you are searching for a relevant resource that encourages thoughtful analysis on adapting and developing the foundational knowledge, skills, and aptitudes of future physicians and other healthcare professionals, then this belongs in your library!

Key Features

  • Provides directional guidance on how biomedical research and clinical medicine will evolve and therefore shape medical education, discussing expected advances with important implications for educators that can be accommodated within the medical education system
  • Discusses likely disruptors regarding technology: senors, AI, machine learning, and robotics
  • Highlights microbiota, genetics, molecular biology, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine as likely disruptors
  • Concludes with an intriguing set of scenarios depicting the life of future physicians, including Sensorologist, Interventional Prognosticationist, and Adult Disease Management


Medical professionals and academic clinicians interested in precision medicine and the future of medicine, medical educators, administrators who are involved in med curriculum.Industries that are involved in biotechnology, and potentially med education

Table of Contents

1. Life as a mid-century physician
2. The shaping of ‘modern’ medical education

3. Healer and pofessional roles
4. Communication
5. Economics
6. Diagnosis and clinical reasoning

7. Demographics
8. Technology and computing
9. Microbiota / microbiome
10. Genetics and molecular biology
11. Regenerative medicine
12. Precision medicine

13. A new mental model for clinical education
14. Premedical education
15. Medical school education
16. Content domains for the 21st century physician
17. Graduate medical education
18. Educational directions and challenges
19. Considerations when designing educational experiences
20. Reflections and concluding thoughts


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About the Author

James Woolliscroft

Dr. Woolliscroft, the former dean of the University of Michigan Medical School, is an internationally recognized medical educator and expert on innovation in medicine. He was selected as the first Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, an endowed professorship awarded through a national competition in 1996. In January 2001, he received a second endowed professorship, the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine recognizing his work in enhancing the practice of medicine through education. He was chosen as a fellow of the AAMC’s Council of Deans, received the Society of General Medical Education’s Career Achievement in Medical Education Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine). His research interests in precision medicine, innovation, and medical education have resulted in numerous publications, invited presentations and visiting professorships across the United States and internationally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief of Clinical Affairs, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor MI, USA

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