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Julian Z Genkins

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Julian Genkins is a fourth-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a faculty for the Harvard Macy Institute Health Care Education 2.0 course. He has a background in computer science and software development, and a passion for using technology to solve problems in the realm of education and beyond. His professional and research interests include internal medicine, critical care, biomedical informatics, and human-computer interaction.

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Digital Natives in Medical School: Reflections of a…Digital Native?

It’s a beautiful Wednesday in Boston, and, more importantly, day four of the 2017 edition of the Harvard Macy Institute: Health Care Education 2.0 course. My feelings of imposter syndrome are just starting to fade as the faculty and scholars, leaders in and pioneers of medical education from around the world, welcome me, a medical student and millennial, into their ranks. Powered by a shared desire to improve medical education, inspiring company, and, of course, plenty of coffee, we are all discovering how technology can enhance the way we learn and teach. But for just a brief moment, I wanted to take a step back and think about our audience, the end-user, the learner, and share my personal take on how the idea of “digital nativism” has impacted my journey through medical education so far.

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Felipe Piza


Interesting article Julian! Thanks for sending this
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 3:03 PM
Christine L. Mai


Great article Julian. Thanks for sharing your perspectives.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 3:03 PM
Wenxia (Joy) Wu


Thank you for sharing! I do not think there is a gap digital natives versus digital immigrants. The biggest factor behind people's... Read More
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 3:03 PM
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