I’m pleased to announce a new major initiative for 2014: our Stanford Medicine X Student Leadership Program. The program aims to bring up to 10 students from around the globe to attend Medicine X in order to foster cultural and educational exchange centering on emerging technology and medicine, and principles of participatory medicine.
Since its inception in 2011 Medicine X has had students on the main stage, in the audience and behind the scenes helping to plan and run our annual conference at Stanford. It is clear that tomorrow’s future leaders in medicine (including nursing, pharmacy and allied health professions) are making an impact today. The aim of this initiative is to identify and nurture the next generation of student leaders in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and the allied health professions who will be able to flourish and innovate at the intersection of emerging technologies and medicine.
Helping lead this major new initiative for Medicine X will be Matt Erlendson, a first year medical student at the Yale University School of Medicine and Anna Clemenson a first year nursing student at the Duke University School of Nursing. Matt and Anna will be co-leading an interdisciplinary student advisory panel to advise Stanford Medicine X on how to make its programs even more student-inclusive in addition to helping administer and select students from around the globe to attend Medicine X through our student leadership program. Joining the interdiscplinary student advisory panel will be Roheet Kakaday, a medical student from Oregon Health and Science University and Benjamin Vu, a pharmacy student from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
The Stanford Medicine X Student Leadership program will be accepting applications in two tracks: engagement/producer track and presenter track. Students accepted to the engagement/producer track will be paired with ePatient scholars from the ePatient engagement/producer tracks to produce a paper describing how patients and healthcare providers might work together in partnership to innovate healthcare. These papers will be published on the Stanford Medicine X proceedings website. Students accepted into the presenter track will give a five-minute Ignite! talk on the Stanford Medicine X main stage.
Students accepted to the Stanford Medicine X Student Leadership Program will receive partial or full registration tuition to attend Medicine X at Stanford University in 2014 and assistance with travel expenses on the basis of financial need. We are also announcing our intention to provide full registration tuition and travel support for at least one student (pending qualified applicants) from each the following regions: South/Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
Applications open Friday December 20, 2013 and close January 20, 2014.