The Khan Academy: Teaching Medical Knowledge to the Masses
Join us on Thursday, January 24th to imagine what our world might look like with widespread access to an easy-to-understand medical and health lessons.
Admission is free; however, an RSVP is required.
If you’ve ever had a symptom and visited WebMD for a diagnosis, you’re among a community of 86.4 million monthly visitors wanting more personal agency in their healthcare. But with such high demand for medical information, what if we replaced self-diagnosis with self-education? Enter: the Khan Academy – a free online classroom offering traditional courses in math and humanities – that has expanded its curriculum to offer illustrated, easy-to-understand medical lessons to transform the way we approach our wellness.
On Thursday, January 24th, CenterScene Public Programs invites you to a conversation with Rishi Desai, MD, Khan Academy Medical Fellow, who is helping to democratize medical and healthcare education. Join us in pondering how widespread access to this curriculum will empower us at our doctor’s office and at home, as well as expand access to healthcare in our communities.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Check-In and Reception
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
The California Endowment
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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free parking at venue
Please note that it is our policy to overbook, and that REGISTRATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT. In the event of the program reaching capacity, we will release your reservation to wait-listed people 15 minutes before the program starts.To guarantee your seat, please arrive early. Check-in begins at 6 p.m.
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Rishi Desai, MD
Rishi Desai is trained as a pediatric infectious disease physician and has worked at prestigious academic centers across the country. Desai has always had a love for learning and has taught students at every stage of his career: he has won numerous teaching awards for medical education, and his passion for teaching brought him to the Khan Academy. Founded by Sal Khan, the Khan Academy provides self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 3,000 instructional videos on its YouTube channel. The website and library of educational videos—one of the most-used libraries on the web—offers lessons on everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics, humanities, test prep and now, medical and public health information. Since joining the team, Desai has worked with multiple medical schools to implement online video-based content directly into their curriculum.
Desai had an accelerated early education, completing high school and receiving his BS in Microbiology from UCLA by the age of 18. He has worked at hospitals affiliated with UCSF, Harvard University, Boston University, USC, and Stanford University. He also spent two years working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer, where he worked on disease outbreak investigations.
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The California Endowment
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.