On Oct. 24 Roseman University of Health Sciences sponsored a special symposium on the “Future of Medicine” featuring some of the best and brightest thinkers in healthcare and education. The event is part of Roseman University’s 20th anniversary celebration as a comprehensive health science university. Roseman will open a state-of-the-art private medical school in 2023.
Paul Umbach, a nationally recognized moderator and community health pioneer introduced distinguished speakers who shared their vision and passion regarding the transformation of population health, technology, policy, and practice in medical schools. Leaders in the Las Vegas community from all sectors of the economy in attendance participated in an open dialog about the transformation of medicine in southern Nevada. With two new medical schools in the Las Vegas in various stages in development (UNLV opened its doors in 2018 and Roseman University anticipates welcoming its first class in 2023), this program was especially timely and important to the health and well-being of the region.
According to Paul Umbach, founder of Tripp Umbach, who was instrumental in the development of more than 15 new medical schools over the past 20 years, medicine is undergoing its greatest evolution in centuries — moving from a focus on sickness and disease to health and wellness.
Keynote speaker Dr. Pedro Greer, shared share lessons learned from starting a new medical school in Miami and from a career as a national and internationally recognized speaker and medical education visionary. Author of “Waking Up in America,” an autobiographical account about his experiences, from providing care to homeless persons under bridges to advising U.S. Presidents George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton, Joe challenged the audience to think differently about the role of the new Roseman University College of Medicine in transforming the Las Vegas community.
Roberto Vargas Vice Dean of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, a nationally recognized expert in addressing Population Health shared his research underway in underserved South Los Angeles, where a new minority serving private medical school in under development. Dr. Doug Miller, who has served as Dean of medical schools in New York, Georgia, and Canada explored the intersection of medicine, advanced technology, and artificial intelligence.
The program was as a springboard for Roseman University’s plans to bring a private MD-granting medical school to Las Vegas and the beginning of Rosman’s celebration of 20 years.