Photo by Jennifer Coombes

Dr. Bon Ku, a practicing emergency medicine physician and director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University, created the first design thinking program at a medical school. Ku held a lecture and question-and-answer session in early March, followed by a convergence class the next day. The class included students from Amanda Bowman’s Advanced Inorganic Chemistry class, Kristin Moore’s Molecular Biology class, and Rachel Paupeck’s Art Studio class. Ku’s program tackles healthcare inequalities as a form of social justice and teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. The lecture and convergence class workshop were sponsored by Creativity & Innovation at CC.