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Announcing the Creating Value Challenge Finalists

Medstro announced today the five finalists of the Creating Value Challenge, sponsored by Costs of Care, the American Resident Project, the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value and JAMA Internal Medicine. These five finalists were chosen by a combination of crowd voting and expert judge scoring from among 30 submissions received during the online competition, which ran on Medstro for three months starting in July.

These five finalists will compete at a live event to be held on October 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 at UCSF. To reserve your free tickets to this event, which includes a happy hour reception and panel discussion in addition to the presentations from the five finalists, visit the event’s ticketing site.

Now here, without further ado, are the five finalists:

Chief Medical Resident at University of Michigan Health System
Resident Physician at UNSOM
MD program at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Resident at Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix


Congratulations to all the finalists!

James Ryan

    Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.

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