Jay Margalus, DePaul University Game Development, Hardware and Data Analysis instructor, thinks that the way that medical students learn should evolve outside the box, according to an American Medical Association article.
Margalus will present his ideas to doctors and medical students Sept. 14-16 at the ChangeMedEd National Conference in Chicago.
According to Brendan Murphy's article, Margalus thinks that innovation partially means figuring out difficult problems, which is different from the way many subjects are taught, especially in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Margalus tries to get his students at DePaul to interact with the world around them and see proof that they are moving forward in their work.
Margalus thinks each patient a doctor treats has a unique set of circumstances, Murphy wrote, and that if doctors can come up with solutions to each situation, the result will successful.