Traditional teaching and content needs to be modernised and disrupted to produce the doctors of tomorrow. Medicine itself is undergoing exponential changes in the science and delivery of a modern healthcare system. There is an interface of technologies like AR, VR, AI, Robotics, Data, sensors etc which are likely to drastically change the way healthcare is practised.
Digital Health will change the way care is delivered and patient empowerment with access to the internet and data will drive many of these changes. Both precision and personalised medicine will refocus clinical care on individualised patients.
There is an enormous appetite amongst the medical students to engage in developing solutions that will benefit patients in the future.
Many of our students have other skills that are not used for example coding, computer technology background, business development, web and app development. Traditional medical school teaching does not utilise or indeed offer opportunities within existing curricula to harness these skills. Innovatemedtec (IMT) is proud to be a part of the Barts X Medicine programme launching at Barts and the London Medical School.
The first of its kind in the UK, and possibly in the world, BartsX aims to educate and empower medical students by introducing them to digital health.
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