Dr. Warren Wiechmann currently serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Science Education and Educational Technology at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is architect for the school's iMedEd Initiative - a comprehensive digital overhaul of the medical school curriculum that uses technologies such as the iPad, Google Glass, personal digital health devices, virtual and augmented reality, 3D printing, and now Butterfly iQ handheld ultrasound machines, as the catalysts for curricular innovation and reform. Since the launch of the iMedEd Initiative in 2010, Dr. Wiechmann has focused his academic interests on technology integration into education and clinical care, leveraging technology for patient education, personalized proactive health, the role of social media in medicine, and digital literacy for students and physicians.
Dr. Wiechmann is the co-director of the Multimedia Design Education Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship through the Department of Emergency Medicine. This unique fellowship pushes the boundaries of typical education fellowships by focusing on incorporating innovative technologies to improve the impact of education approaches.
He has shared his expertise at numerous venues including the AMSA, SXSWedu, TEDx, MedicineX, AAMC, and the AMA, and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. You can follow Dr. Wiechmann on Twitter: @warrenwiechmann