Using Design Thinking to Create the Doctor of the Future | Bon Ku | TEDxWilmingtonSalon

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Bon Ku discusses the way design thinking informs and enriches the best practices of medicine, and how future doctors all need to have it included in their education. Whether recalling John Snow, the doctor who stopped the cholera epidemic in London in the 1800s, or his own work with students young and old, Dr. Ku raises fascinating questions and offers exciting ways to begin to answer them.

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Bon founded and directs JeffDESIGN, a program that teaches medical students to solve healthcare challenges using design thinking. The first ever design program in a medical school empowers future doctors to redesign healthcare services, physical spaces and medical devices.

Bon received his B.A. in Classical Studies from Penn, M.D. from Penn State College of Medicine, and M.P.P. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He completed an emergency medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital where he was a chief resident and a fellowship in point-of-care ultrasound at Penn.

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