PennHealthX: An Innovation Program Run By Students, For Students

| By Hannah Spector

Since its founding in 2013 by Dr. Roderick Wong, PennHealthX has grown into a fully-funded program that provides medical students with opportunities to explore and contribute to innovation in health care. In addition to their coursework and clinical rotations, PennHealthX leadership is busy organizing learning experiences, networking opportunities, and much more for students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Innovation-based lectures, workshops, and networking events allow students to learn from and work with faculty, industry leaders, and fellow Penn students. PennHealthX has hosted over 100 lecture-series events and four conferences with over 640 tickets sold. Their most recent conference, Intelligent Partnerships, emphasized the importance of partnerships to fuel innovation in medical devices, artificial intelligence, digital health, and social enterprise.