Dr. Brad Benson is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Chief Academic Officer for M Health Fairview. In that role he oversees clinical research and the educational experiences for >6300 inter-professional learners each year across 10 hospitals and 60+ clinics. He has served in many leadership roles in his career; Director of the Primary Care Center; a decade as a residency program director (including national leadership as President of the Med-Peds Residency Program Director’s Association); and Division Head for Academic General Internal Medicine (growing the Division from 25 to over 75 inter-professional faculty). He has been recognized as an award-winning teacher and a local and national thought leader in the areas of evidence-based practice, competency milestone-based assessment, inter-professional communication, and healthcare workforce planning. As a clinician, his happy place is learning together with students and patients at the bedside. And there is always so much more to learn.
Brad Benson, MD, FACP, FAAP
Chief Academic Officer
MHealth-Fairview Health System
Health System Partnerships in the Nexus During Challenging Times: Practical Lessons That Keep Us Committed
Across the nation, health and higher education systems are under pressure from internal and external forces and demands - financially, politically, demographics, changing public perceptions, pressures from boards of directors, workforce under- and over- supply, and the demand for new business models. With senior leaders setting the organizational tone and culture at the top, where does that leave health teams in practice and the relevance of interprofessional education today? Are we viewed as cost centers living at the margins or contributors to solve today’s challenges? What are the new…