Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Vol. 11, No. 3, June 2018 ( 2018) pp. 157–161 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12195-018-0528-9 Educational Commentary Cultivating Physician-Engineers as Clinical Innovation Inﬂuencers: The Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) The number of transistors and resistors on a chip doubles every 24 months. — Gordon Moore. Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it. — Isaac Newton. INTRODUCTION Hospital. However, according to the Convergence: The Future of Health report, true convergence edu- Resistors on a chip have a pattern of innovation. cation models ‘‘require considerable funding, teaching However, just as mountains do not like to be moved, and research teams that cut across traditional disci- the health care industry—intentions and altruism asi- plinary boundaries, shared physical space, and curric- de—is often a large, resting force. New ideas are often ula that balance specialization with breadth of bridled in clinical settings by a culture of complacency, knowledge’’. overwork and inertia that creates a chasm between From this perspective, the Vanderbilt University engineering development and clinical adoption with no School of Medicine has recently introduced the Med- pattern of innovation. Some
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