Employee-Driven Innovations: Novel Technology Adaptations to Advising Millennial Medical Students

Wednesday, February 05 | 9:30AM–11:00AM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development
In 2010, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA piloted a faculty-based career-advising program for medical students. Though largely successful, millennial students reported dissatisfaction in two areas: engagement with advisors and accessibility of information at an individualized pace. Student affairs staff responded to these concerns by adapting simple web-based platforms, thereby providing real-time advising. The resulting innovations increased student satisfaction immediately and remain highly rated. This poster will examine the drivers and challenges behind technologically simple solutions and introduce employee-driven innovations (EDI) as a valued method for improving learning outcomes. Programs resulting from creative adaptations of technology highlight student affairs practitioners' innovation potential.

OUTCOMES: Gain knowledge of EDI theory as a mechanism to engage staff, encourage creative solutions, and address student concerns within the parameters of institutions with limited resources and budget * Understand the basic framework used to measure successful EDI outcomes