Volume 1 | Issue 1 | October 2017
Welcome to the National Movement to Transform Medical Education
Transformation Journal is designed to deliver a monthly dose of inspiration to your inbox.

  • Interesting people and stories that will motivate you
  • Fresh ideas and valuable resources for your transformation journey
  • Applications of the Triple Aim of Medical Education: Character, Competence and Caring
  • Signature events and other don’t-miss happenings
  • The latest news from MedEdNext, the Kern Institute and National Transformation Network founding partners
  • Plenty of opportunities to learn, share and collaborate

Thank you for the important role you’re playing in MedEd Next , the national movement to prepare for what’s next in healthcare. We always welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback.
Celebrating the
National Transformation Network
The National Transformation Network includes MCW along with these founding partner schools: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of California - San Francisco School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
MCW Faculty Pillar
Transformation Planning Begins
The MCW Faculty Pillar, led by Alexandra Harrington, MD, will focus on:

  1. Creating a Teaching Academy
  2. Strategies that strengthen the values of the ideal physician
  3. Enhancing women’s leadership and engagement
  4. Development of engagement and measurement tools
Celebrating Character
Thank you to all MCW faculty, students and staff who participated in the first annual Character Day celebration on September 13. Character Day is observed in 120 countries around the world to recognize and promote character skills needed in the 21 st century.

When asked What does character mean to you? the top replies were:
  1. Integrity
  2. What you do when no one is watching
  3. Honesty

Participants were rewarded with green or blue cookies decorated with the letter C for their responses.
Character in Medical Education
On September 26th, Professor James Arthur delivered the inaugural Kern Institute Grand Rounds at MCW with a presentation on The Role of Character in Medical Education .

As Director of the University of Birmingham's  Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, Professor Arthur has conducted extensive research in the legal, medical and teaching professions, and has examined character education in UK schools.
Great Fall Read
The Road to Character, by David Brooks, introduces two new terms to the conversation about character: resume virtues and eulogy virtues.

The author engages readers with stories about famous people - Dwight Eisenhower, General George Marshall, novelist George Eliot and others - helping readers create a roadmap "to live a decent life, to build up the soul."
“Joy,” Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes .”
Upcoming Events
Join us in Boston for the AAMC Learn Serve Lead Annual Meeting, November 3-7, 2017. Meet the Kern Institute leadership team and NTN founding partners in the Hynes Convention Center Exhibit Hall, booth 1214. Share your ideas about the national movement to transform medical education.

Help us celebrate the Kern Institute national launch with our NTN founding partners in Boston.
Transformation Journal is produced monthly by MedEd Next |  MCW Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute
for the Transformation of Medical Education