January 08, 2021

RISE: Building a community of practice and cultivating a culture of innovation in health sciences education

Program's 2019-20 annual report outlines RISE's first-year activities, and also highlights major achievements and key initiatives for the future

RISE annual report

The RISE (Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education.) program in the Medical School has released its 2019-20 Annual Report, which describes the team’s efforts to build a community of practice and cultivate a culture of innovation in health sciences education.

The report outlines RISE’s first-year activities and highlights major achievements, which include defining and adopting health science education innovation competencies; recruiting a first cohort of fellows and mini-grant recipients; connecting community members, and providing resources to foster education innovation at Michigan Medicine and beyond. 

The report also features the novel virtual talking circles that bring innovators together each month for creative dialogue that promotes experimentation and exposure to innovation strategies.

RISE also outlines plans for growth by promoting key initiatives, such as exploring system-level changes to accelerate education innovation at Michigan Medicine, and launching their second innovation culture survey.