Sarah Michel and Janis Orlowski

August 17, 2016

Build Your NetWORTH and Get Up to Speed on AMCs


From the time that this year’s Education Forum kicks off on Thursday, October 13, attendees will be encouraged to network, network, network. It’s become something of a running theme throughout the Forum, with topical sessions and multiple opportunities for attendees to meet and mix.

And in that vein, there’s no better way to jump right in than by attending the first general session bright and early on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. Wake up with Sarah Michel, the creator of the NetWORTHing® process, which she describes as a way to “build a community of advocates and sponsors that will support you through any personal or professional challenge.”

During her battle with cancer, Michel realized just how important having a strong, dedicated personal network can be — now she works to show others how to develop networks of their own. She will help attendees discover how to use NetWORTHing to become a more connected and valued leader and educator, as well as how to go about finding a “sponsor” to encourage you to leverage and grow your relationships.

Then on Friday, you won’t want to miss hearing Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP, address the changing landscape of academic medical centers (AMCs) at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Orlowski is the chief health care officer at the AAMC and an expert in health care delivery and academic medicine.

As medical professionals, it’s important for you and your students to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings related to our profession. And many of your students may end up working in an AMC at some point in their careers. In this session, Dr. Orlowski will discuss the constantly evolving environment of AMCs, including alternative payment models, regulatory changes, and the need for innovation.

Both speakers are sure to provide valuable information and inspiration. With these sessions and Saturday’s line-up, this year’s Forum is on track to inspire deep critical thinking, new actionable ideas, and important discussions.