‘High-Value Technology’ wins ACP Innovation Challenge grand prize

Two medical student members won prizes for suggesting innovations to the practice of primary care.

Caleb Murphy won the ACP Innovation Challenge grand prize today during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP awarded $20,000 to Mr. Murphy, an ACP Medical Student Member and an MD/MBA candidate at University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities, for “High-Value Technology: Developing Electronic Medical Record Capabilities to Promote High-Value Clinical Practice.”

ACP Medical Student Member Sumun Khetpal, an MD candidate at Yale University School of Medicine, was also awarded a $5,000 audience choice prize for “Ride Health—Driving Access to Care.”

Mr. Murphy and Ms. Khetpal were among 61 contestants in ACP's fourth annual “Shark Tank”- styled competition to showcase the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students that have the potential to transform the practice of internal medicine. The theme for the 2018 competition was “Re-imagining the Practice of Internal Medicine.”