The Innovation Grant, a Program of the Chancellor’s Fund, awards support each spring for a handful of innovative programs which enhance the educational experience of Duke resident physicians and fellows.
Much of current medical training concentrates on enabling doctors to use their vast scientific knowledge to serve a patient, in the context of the clinic, hospital or emergency room setting, as quickly and effectively as possible. There is minimal time for the doctor to look beyond the presenting problem to the wider context of the patient’s life, family, community and/or other health needs best met by other sub-specialties or health care service providers.
Through support from a Graduate Medical Education Innovation Grant, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), in partnership with Duke Residency Program Directors Dr. Dennis Clements, Dr. Ross McKinney, Dr. Suzanne Woods, Dr. Betty Staples, Dr. Katja Elbert, Dr. Mitchell Heflin, Dr. Sarah Rivelli, Dr. Gary Cox, and Dr. John Moses, is offering up to 12 resident physicians and fellows the opportunity to work with an experienced documentarian at the Center for Documentary Studies to produce a project of relevance to the practice of medicine. Please note that due to time constraints, we will be focusing solely on photography and audio. 2012/2013 will be the last year that this opportunity is available at no cost. For those who really want to use video, we have a filmmaker available to work one-on-one at a cost of $1500.
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