Transformation Journal
Volume 3 | Issue 4 | July/August 2019
Transformational
Ideas Initiative
Project Reveal Celebration!

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Kern Institute-funded 2019 projects that will transform medical education at MCW!

This year, we have three teams innovating through the development of digital apps, two teams who are partnering with other medical education programs, and two student-led teams - just to name a few. Join us on September 12 to meet the teams, learn about each project, and find out how you can help them on their innovation journey this academic year.

Celebrate With Us!
Thursday, September 12
5-7pm in the Alumni Center
Celebrate International Character Day
Friday, Sept. 27


Join us in celebrating International Character Day on Friday, September 27 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in front of the Kern Institute - located between the cafeteria and the bookstore in the Medical Education Building. We'll have fun ways to explore your personal character strengths and delicious cookies decorated with all your favorite character traits. Don't miss out on the fun!
Fall/Winter Event Schedule
Kern Institute Grand Rounds
Our American Dilemma: Placing an Equity Lens on the Struggle for Diversity and Inclusion
by Will Ross, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Diversity, Washington University School of Medicine
Thursday, August 22, 2019
9:00 am, Alumni Center, MCW
Kern Institute Connection Cafe Discussion
Learner Well-Being and Mental Health at MCW: Integrating Data to Complete the Picture
by David Cipriano, PhD
Thursday, August 29, 2019
4:00 pm, HUB-6520, MCW

Kern Institute Celebration!
Transformational Ideas Initiative Launch Celebration
2019-20 Project Presentations & Reception
Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 pm, Alumni Center, MCW
Kern Institute Grand Rounds
The Residency Explorer: Maximizing Goodness of Fit in Graduate Medical Education
by Mona Signer, MPH, President & CEO,
National Resident Matching Program
Thursday, September 19, 2019
9:00 am, Alumni Center, MCW
Kern Institute Connection Cafe Discussion
Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion for Students
A panel presentation & discussion
Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:00 pm, Discovery Classroom, MCW
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!


MedMoth Presentation
A Storytelling Reflection on Medicine

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:00 pm, HUB 9th Floor, MCW
Registration not required


MCW Professionalism Week Panel Discussion
Equity in Action: When Caring Proves Challenging
Moderator: Jose Franco, MD
Panelists: Christopher Davis, MD, Aiman Ghufran, MD, Mary Homan, MA, MSHCE, DrPH, David Nelson, PhD
Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:00 am, Alumni Center, MCW
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!

MCW Medical Humanities Lecture
by Craig Klugman, PhD, DePaul University
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
4:30 pm, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!

Suicide Prevention Symposium
Friday, November 8, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!


Kern Institute Grand Rounds
2018 MCW Common Read Book Author

My Journey from Death to Recovery
by Rana Awdish, MD, Author of In Shock
Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:00 am, Bolger Auditorium, MCW


Kern Institute Grand Rounds
Medical School as a Community of Character: Five Effective Techniques in the Formation of Compassionate & Flourishing Physicians
by Stephen Post, PhD, Stony Brook University
Thursday, January 23, 2020
9:00 am, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!

Kern Institute Grand Rounds
Healthcare at the Crossroads: Profession or Business?
by William Branch, Jr., MD, Emory University
Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:00 am, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!

Kern Institute Grand Rounds
Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference
by Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:00 am, Medical College of Wisconsin
Mark your calendar - registration opens soon!

Tentative Kern Institute Grand Rounds
2019 MCW Common Read Book Author
Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist: A Doctor Reflects on Ten Years at a Refugee Clinic
by Martina Scholtens MD, MPH, University of British Columbia
Date TBA, April 2020
Medical College of Wisconsin
MCW Common Read
Announces 2019 Book Selection

The student-led MCW Common Read announced their 2019 book selection:
Your Heart Is the
Size of Your Fist
by Martina Scholtens, MD

This book draws readers into the complicated daily happenings of a busy urban medical clinic for refugees. It's a riveting collection of true stories filled with hope and humor, making up a moving portrait of how one doctor attempts to provide quality care and advocacy.

Click the button below to learn more about the MCW Common Read and how you can get involved this year!
What we're reading now...
Why We Revolt:
A Patient Revolution for Careful & Kind Care

by
Victor Montori, MD


Why We Revolt by Victor Montori, MD, a Mayo Clinic clinician and researcher, examines the shortcomings of contemporary medical care and points out the barriers that prevent patients from finding the compassionate, effective care they deserve. His nonprofit organization, The Patient Revolution, was founded in 2016 to advance and promote more thoughtful and careful clinical care, and all the proceeds from sales of this book support that work.

Why We Revolt draws attention to the vast benefits of a doctor-patient relationship built on personalized communication and unhurried professionalism. “Industrial healthcare is killing the healer’s soul,” Montori writes. In a series of provocative essays and patient profiles, he draws on positive and negative field observations from his medical training in Peru and from his clinical practice in the United States. He spotlights an illogical patient prescription system that he says “fails the stress test of kindness,” and exposes how hospital accounting departments partner with agencies to pressure patients for payment. Montori proposes a revolution of compassion and solidarity, of unhurried conversations, and of careful and kind care.

Click the button below to watch a video of Dr. Montori give a keynote presentation about his book at Stanford Medical School.
Transformation Journal is produced by MCW Kern Institute Communications
MCW Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education