Pitch Day!

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Today was Pitch Day and we upgraded the class setting to the GU School of Medicine Harvey Amphitheater. We started with a recap of where we had been: starting with a vague idea on an index … Read More

Dress Rehearsal

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Today was dress rehearsal for the last day. Seth Godin advocates tension as opposed to fear in learning … and today was tension time. So we had them take 30 minutes to prepare, and then … Read More

Upwork

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Today we learned how to post jobs on upwork.  I think this is a key part of the class, as most med students have no experience in hiring other people. Upwork makes a nice platform to … Read More

MI2 Site Visit

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Today we had a field trip to the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) where the students got a tour as well as a nice talk by John about wireframing and “The Business Model Canvas” by … Read More

Day 2: Idea Validation

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  John & I couldn’t make class today, so we tasked the students with a difficult task semi-borrowed from Steven Blank’s excellent free Udacity course:   Validate your idea with someone you don’t know.   … Read More

Day 1 – Idea Development

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What better way to start hacking healthcare than with new students and a blank slate?   Today we started with very rough ideation in the form of “What is the problem you want to address.” … Read More