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This list does not include universities
where medical students took design
thinking classes in schools outside of the
medical school. It also does not include
health care professional schools. Example:
Stanford medical students who might take
design thinking classes at the d.school or
Penn medical students taking design
classes in the architecture school.
Also, this is not an inventory of academic
medical centers or hospitals that have a
design group or team. Many of these
teams employ human centered design but
do not necessarily teach medical students.
Medical schools in the US that offer a formal program or classes that teach design
thinking to medical students
1. Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
2. Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine (not yet opened)
3. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
4. The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Oklahoma State University
5. The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
6. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
7. University of Michigan Medical School
8. University of Virginia School of Medicine
9. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
In my experience, Design Thinking provides a platform for non-designers (myself included) - doctors, nurses and
medical students - to work with designers. DT is a primer that provides us a shared language. Many of us who are in
health care have already been practicing elements of DT (empathizing, prototyping, testing, etc.) but we just didn't
know what to call it.
I do not believe that DT is a step by step recipe. We teach our medical students to develop a design mindset and build
their creative muscles. Design thinking helps us to reimagine a better future state of health care and give us some more
tools in how to get there.
—Bon Ku, MD, MPP
Medical schools are using design thinking
Source: @bonku 2018 Design In Tech Report | Technology × Business × Design 17 / 90
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