MedEdNext is creating a national movement to transform medical education.
We are a broad community of educators developing innovative ways to prepare physicians for what is next in health care.
MedEdNext is changing what it means to be a physician by redefining medical education from pre-med through practice.
We are helping physicians develop the characteristics that are critical to partnering with patients, their families, and communities with compassion and integrity.
Our goal is better care, better value, better health, and better physician wellness.
MedEdNext is an initiative of the MCW Kern Institute and the National Transformation Network.
In February 2017, the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education was realized in partnership and with support from the Kern Family Foundation, and Stephen and Shelagh Roell. Their support will help the Kern Institute expand and inspire partners with a shared vision of building a new foundation for medical education.
Seven medical schools from across the United States formed the National Transformation Network (NTN) to build on shared strengths, speed innovation and collaboration, and drive national impact.
The NTN founding partners are:
- MCW School of Medicine
- 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
The Kern Institute and NTN founding partners named the national initiative to transform medical education MedEdNext.
Since its inception, MedEdNext has:
- Established headquarter offices and staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin
- Identified a process for launching collaborative initiatives at NTN founding partner schools
- Gained national media and industry attention
National Transformation Network Partners attending the June 8, 2017 launch of the Kern Institute include (L-R) Catherine Lucey, MD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine; Elizabeth Nelson, MD, and Sue Cox, MD, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; Stephanie Starr, MD, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine; Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, and Bill Cutrer, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Rand Swenson, MD, and Greg Ogrinc, MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; and Elizabeth Petty, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
MedEdNext is truly a national movement, bringing together talented and dedicated people from across the United States.
Faculty, students, leadership, and staff at National Transformation Network founding partner schools
Kern Institute leadership and staff
The Kern Family Foundation
Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, is Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair, Professor, and Founding Director of the Kern Institute. She will continue to serve MCW as Senior Associate Dean in the School of Medicine, Director of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, and Vice President for Academic Outreach.
José Franco, MD, is Associate Director of the Kern Institute. He will continue to serve MCW as Associate Dean for Educational Improvement in the School of Medicine.
The Impact of Partnership