October 06, 2016
This week at a retreat for the clinical chairs of our medical school, Dr. Walt Lowe, chair of our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, played one of the Apple Think Different commercials. These days, I try to avoid commercials – except for the Many Faces of UTHealth, of course. But this commercial reminded me of a fundamental truth of our medical school and our profession – we grow and thrive on innovation – seeing things differently. Our world of medicine is always advancing thanks to the innovative minds of our scientists and clinicians.
I encourage you to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ1SDXbij8Y
The original Apple Think Different campaign is also inspirational: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmwXdGm89Tk
I’m also reminded of this quote from Steve Jobs, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Our institution is replete with bright ideas just waiting to be unleashed. I challenge you to lead, to collaborate, to innovate.