Welcome to the MedBiquitous Team: Ben Hsu

I’m originally from Norman, Oklahoma and have been a student at the University of Michigan since 2015. I graduated with my bachelor’s in Biopsychology and a minor in Music in 2019. I’m currently a master’s student in the Health Informatics joint degree program at U-M’s School of Information. I’m really thrilled to be working with Johmarx and Jeff to support the mission of MedBiquitous and the AAMC this summer.

I first learned about data exchange standards through my coursework in my master’s program, and I was surprised by the importance that they hold in our healthcare system. Standards like FHIR and ICD codes were mostly discussed from a clinical/public health perspective. It wasn’t until I heard about the work that MedBiquitous was doing that I realized that this could be applied to medical education. As someone who is currently applying to medical schools and with many friends currently in medical school, I believe that it is crucial that there is standardized information sharing between medical schools to further their mission of educating the next generation of physicians.

In my free time, I enjoy running, cooking, and playing video games to keep in touch with my friends. I’m also a photographer who takes photos for a student publication at Michigan - ask me about the last few events I covered before the pandemic.