The GBA Emerging Issues Committee held a webinar on paying for medical education innovations. While medical education programs are faced with the ubiquitous challenge of repeated calls for innovation, business officers are charged with prioritizing the funding for these innovations. Frequently, these calls to fund innovations do not adequately address the associated resource demands or shifts. These resource needs can include, but are not limited to, faculty and staff time and effort, new technologies needed to deliver education, appropriate space, and a completely revamped curriculum. This webinar introduced a resource – Business Model Canvas – modified for medical educators, to help them to make their case to fund their innovation. Leaders in the Group on Business Affairs (GBA) and Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) offered their unique perspectives on how the canvas can be used as a resource and a tool for communicating about funding priorities and requests around medical education innovations.
Anne Barnes, M.B.A.
Senior Associate Dean for Admin & Finance
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Kimberly Lomis, M.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Michelle L. Sainte
Associate Dean for Academic Administration
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai