AKU Hackathon 3.0: HackMedEd

The system’s whack, let’s hack it back!

February 17-23, 2018
Karachi

Medical College

The last few decades have seen biomedicine, education and healthcare grow exponentially, inspite of which a constant focus on data has created a vacuum for creative ideas. Medical hackathons worldwide target this by bringing together people to create fresh new solutions to the stagnant issues of biomedicine. Hackathons serve as the platform for people - “medical” or not - to put heads together, generate new ideas, and evolve them into plans with proper business models. Medical hackathons groom participants to think critically, apply technical and general knowledge, and analyze medical education.

After the success of Hackathons v1 (Emergency Medicine) & v2 (Pediatrics), our 3rd iteration is focused on the education of medical professionals from basic biological science in medical school to deeply specialized fields, covering a span of over a decade in training.

When and Where

  • Day 1: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Center for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), AKU
  • Day 2: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Center for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), AKU
  • Final Day: Friday, February 23, 2018 at Main Auditorium, AKU
Aim
At the end of this 3 day event, you, our “hackers”, will share your innovative solutions to problems in medical education at the Aga Khan University (AKU) and elsewhere in Pakistan.

Objectives
  1. Identify educational processes in the development of a student of medicine at the undergraduate/postgraduate level which need revision, and formulate effective solutions
  2. Develop enhanced engagement strategies for faculty, students, and leadership at the AKU Medical College
  3. Collaborate among people from diverse backgrounds to bring outside ideas to medical education
Expected Outcomes
  1. An improved educational process within a Medical College for the undergraduate and postgraduate student
  2. More ownership of stakeholders (faculty, students, administration, or leadership) for identified solutions in medical education at AKU
  3. Creative thinking in medical education through multi-disciplinary and trans-generational teamwork
  4. Development and deployment of processes/devices/apps or other innovations in medical education
Organisers
Department of Postgraduate Medical Education and Undergraduate Medical Education in collaboration with the CCIT Forum

About Critical Creative Innovative Thinking (CCIT) Forum
Tunnel vision plagues the medical profession. Medical systems put more emphasis on data and information acquisition than on imagination, creativity and critical thinking. There is a need to discuss, debate and dialogue the current scenario as the first step towards advocating for a sustainable change in the status quo. Thus, Critical Creative Innovative Thinking (CCIT) originated at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, in December 2013, as a modest attempt to bring change. Its inaugural session (“Ignite Karachi”) was held on September 22, 2014. Since then it has hosted several Ignite sessions and hackathons at AKU, as well as narrative medicine initiatives to help medical and non-medical personnel get in touch with their creative, innovative and humane sides.

Image credit:

Logo: Melaine D'Cruze, Tagline: Khan Osama, AKU Class of 2019

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Center for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) and AKU Auditorium

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