Hi Mintu, (Sumbul, Elizabeth and Angela), Chika and Soka,
Very nice to meet and talk with you earlier today, Mintu, and thanks for your edifying presentation about Stanford Digital Health -
ord.edu/event/department-of- medicine-all-staff-meeting-2/? instance_id=19788 - with your colleague, Sumbul Desai. What visionary Stanford Medicine Digital Health projects you're both developing!
As we talked about in the networking time afterward - and in terms of Sumbul's observations about reimbursement in response to my question about the possibility for Stanford Medicine to grow into online Cambodia and Nigeria universities, for example, in their main and official languages for a) clinical trials b) clinical medicine in an teaching hospital, and, particularly, for c) an online medical school, etc. - I think Stanford Medicine could benefit greatly re MIT OCW-centric World University and School's plans. WUaS is planning online CC OCW medical schools and online teaching hospitals in each of all countries' main and official languages (including potentially in villages on smartphones to begin). The reimbursement which both Stanford and WUaS could seek - from governments per student per year in each country - could parallel the tuition that students, for example, pay Stanford and MIT per year - along the lines of $44,000 (probably per GDP of the country). On top of this, countries' governments could potentially reimburse hypothetical Stanford-centric online medical schools and teaching hospitals for patient visits to online Stanford resident and intern MDs, etc. (I realize Stanford Digital Health also currently has a domestic US focus, per Sumbul's comment).
My friends, whom I met there, both Stanford Medicine administrators, and whom I mentioned in my question, are Soka K - @stanford.edu - and Chika E - @stanford.edu - from Cambodia and Nigeria respectively, and speaking languages there. They could conceivably become project leads and lead admins in such a online Stanford Medical School project for each of their countries. Soka's father, a physician also, left the country, Soka said, which had only 20 physicians, and he couldn't practice in the US once he got here. He'd be a great resource for an online Cambodia Medical School out of Stanford in Cambodian; I think he lives in the SF Bay Area. (Here's Cambodia WUaS - http://worlduniversity.
wikia.com/wiki/Cambodia - without any CC MIT OCW in Cambodian yet, but planning to be in the official Cambodian language for free CC MIT OCW- and Yale OYC-centric university and high school degrees). And Chika, from Nigeria, lead me to recall Nigerian and Stanford literature and medicine professor Alvin Ikoku - https://dlcl.stanford.edu/pe ople/alvan-ikoku - whom I know from a Stanford African Studies' presentation. He has a medical degree, like Angela, from Harvard Medical School, and his father also went to Stanford in the 1970s; Alvin studied as a student at Stanford as well. Here's beginning Nigeria World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia .com/wiki/Nigeria (before WUaS moves to a new wiki emerging from Wikipedia's Wikidata in their 358 languages) - with only one MIT OCW course presently. I wonder how many other countries today were represented by Stanford staff members and in what languages. I bet there were a lot - out of the ~200 countries/sovereign states in the world. And I think many of these countries would welcome Stanford Medical School's presence in their countries - thanks to its excellence. Both Soka and Chika seem very capable and positively engaging (and interested especially in online medical school projects in their countries!).
So, partly thanks to the Internet, there's a great and far-reaching opportunity here for the excellence of Stanford's Digital Health projects and Stanford Medical School to expand online into all countries' main languages as major online university medical schools, and for Stanford to benefit reimbursement-wise from some part of the $44,000 per student per year from matriculated students in countries' languages around the world. This would create an enormous number of jobs as well for Stanfordians, potentially - and in all 200 countries' main languages as well. And many people in this Stanford medicine All-Staff meeting today could benefit from creating this project. (And these countries could also become markets for new medical technologies out of Stanford Medicine and Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, etc.)
I know Dr. Angela Rogers partly through Dr. Richard Robb, a Harvard Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology, who is a family friend I've known basically since birth. Did you, Mintu, by chance study with him, when you studied at the Harvard Brigham and Women's teaching hospital?
It was very nice to meet and talk with you, Mintu. What might be the best ways to explore this opportunity and conversation further?
All the best,
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The beginning online World University Medical Schools (planned in all countries' official and main languages) -