Millennials in Medicine: Doctors of the Future | Daniel Wozniczka | TEDxNorthwesternU

  • Опубликовано: 5 июн 2017
  • Millennials are contributing a lot to the world, and we're not just talking about Instagram photos of coffee. Dr. Daniel Wozniczka talks on how millennials are the key to the future of a better world for medicine.
    Dr. Daniel Wozniczka, M.D., is a Chicago physician with a passion for creating real world solutions which improve healthcare for both patients and physicians. Along with practicing medicine, he is currently completing his MBA and MPH degrees at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He believes the upcoming generation of physicians will completely revolutionize medicine as a whole both locally and globally. He has firsthand healthcare experience not only in Chicago, but also in Sub Saharan African, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 407

  • lyla ff
    lyla ff 5 часов назад

    So good and so cool i hope together we can change the system.

  • Manuel Merino
    Manuel Merino 11 дней назад


  • Robert Zehrung
    Robert Zehrung 17 дней назад

    Can't help but think the next posts were gonna be, "Sadly this young doctor suddenly disappeared the following day and was never heard from again..."

  • ZIV J
    ZIV J 28 дней назад

    In my country all hospitals are run by physicians, all hospitals suffer great deficits.

  • Iyat RS
    Iyat RS Месяц назад


  • the new man
    the new man Месяц назад

    he spent about 17 Minute to say a what he could have said in just 3 minutes

  • Dance Fever
    Dance Fever Месяц назад +1

    Want to meet you sir once in my life -a medical student from india🇮🇳

  • Tweety 9
    Tweety 9 2 месяца назад

    14:15 damn it felt like he was talking to me. I'm 18 and I aspire to be a doctor, I even share same thoughts of why I like medicine and most imp I wanna save lives. All the older doctors I met recommended me not to choose this field but I will. Thank you for motivating me.

  • Tom Ridey
    Tom Ridey 2 месяца назад

    It's heartening to see that millennials are now appreciating the importance of technological innovation in healthcare practices. They are expected to make the best out of the latest available healthcare devices, and their applications.

  • Lindsay Bachman
    Lindsay Bachman 2 месяца назад

    Dr. Dan, I am a pre med student. But more so, everything you mentioned I have been observing far before I started school. How can I reach out to you? I would love to work with you to make an impact, this movement is on the rise, but will take as many people as possible to make the true impact we all are striving for. Please let me know. Thank you for all that you do.

  • aaron4820
    aaron4820 2 месяца назад

    Millenials are up to 37 year olds as of 2018, to say adults between 22-37 will do anything but contribute to the world is just confused and doesn't understand how the passage of time works...

  • Enigmatic Truth
    Enigmatic Truth 2 месяца назад

    So the millenials are going to fight against the Obamacare law they love so much? They wanted this system and now theyre crying about it? He pointed out about the mid 80's when the USA was on par with other nations and that's about when the socialized medicine push started. Don't vote for politicians that want to destroy your healthcare system and then cry when they destroy your healthcare.

  • Mayory RN
    Mayory RN 2 месяца назад

    Amazing 💜

  • Mercedes Mendez
    Mercedes Mendez 2 месяца назад

    Thank you Dr Daniel! Great speech 😘

  • Noah Embry
    Noah Embry 3 месяца назад +1

    i got chills across my entire body as he told the story of bringing the patient back to life, seeing as that he got to walk his daughter down the aisle. certainly helps my MCAT motivation!

  • Polina Krasnopolskaya
    Polina Krasnopolskaya 3 месяца назад

    I love you

  • Lizzy Manansala
    Lizzy Manansala 3 месяца назад

    What is so freaking wrong about being a millennial? Didn't you know that this is the most wonderful time to be alive?

  • dradil khan
    dradil khan 3 месяца назад

    true for indian dr tooo ithink we should give up this american system of corporate hospital and insurance thing and we must prepare a system of 100% free cllinic hospital and medicine if we realy want to help

  • joji desu
    joji desu 3 месяца назад

    As a determined premed student knowing this, I've been fearful of all this. But my selflessness drives me to save lives whether or not business men are my bosses, because like our doctor here, I'm willing to change the system for the betterment of our healthcare system. Like a soldier going into battle, I cannot look back.

  • Ornella Gandini
    Ornella Gandini 3 месяца назад

    Excuse me, where could I download the transcript of this TedTalk? I have to practice it for Interpreting!

  • Red lightning 2832
    Red lightning 2832 3 месяца назад

    US really needs to sort out its healthcare system. Sick people die just cause their insurance doesn't cover their treatment and care. One of the very few countries that doesn't offer free healthcare. Shameful.

  • Royal X
    Royal X 3 месяца назад

    Why so arrogant?!

  • Abdul Manssour
    Abdul Manssour 3 месяца назад


  • TheZoeBig
    TheZoeBig 4 месяца назад +2

    How do you do 2 Masters while in residency?

  • Deirdre Humphries
    Deirdre Humphries 4 месяца назад

    Incredible video.

  • IN K
    IN K 4 месяца назад

    "we need young creative minds to go into medicine" I am very confused. All of the medical schools are claming that they want "future leaders", "top students", "clinician scientists", "polymakers", "diversity".......etc. Every year thousands of medical students are graduating from the US. But, where are these people? Dr.Wozniczka himself, a truely inspiring individual went to a Polish medical school. It is hard to not think about that perhaps the medical schools need to be more open-minded about the applicants who might not be standard but are like Dr.Wozniczke, proactive and have a big dream that they will "actually do".

  • Anthony Stile
    Anthony Stile 4 месяца назад

    shut up

  • srusti dash
    srusti dash 4 месяца назад +1

    How very insightful

  • BritxBrat2Fashion
    BritxBrat2Fashion 4 месяца назад

    I'm impressed with all that he has accomplished at such a young age ! great video !

  • Camilla Da Silva
    Camilla Da Silva 4 месяца назад

    thank you

  • Joshua Clason
    Joshua Clason 4 месяца назад

    I talked to a physician a couple years ago how was heavily involved with his hospital administration and his state healthcare leaders. He spent so much time working on administration duties and comparatively less time with patients. He said something that impacted me. He stated to the effect of "the healthcare system is the way it is because we as doctors let it become this way." Doctors have 4 tenets that they strive to follow: autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence. I believe that becoming involved in hospital administration or in state legislature is fulfilling beneficence. I do believe that it is partly my responsibility to help change the current healthcare system, in fact, I think that all physicians now have a shared responsibility to fix this system. Its not that we need 1000 doctors doing big acts to change this system. We need 100,000 doing small acts which will lead to big changes. The thought of "I don't need to act because another will" is going against beneficence. We all need to act in order to bring about change.

  • Stephanie Tanner, RN
    Stephanie Tanner, RN 4 месяца назад

    I'm 2 minutes in and already know this guy has no children.

  • Shie M.N
    Shie M.N 5 месяцев назад

    I am a business student planning to go into medicine and honestly? this video gives me goosebumps. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! :)

  • Sam Hill
    Sam Hill 5 месяцев назад

    Dr.’s have given their power away. They now have to answer to the insurance companies which are run by less educated business people, big pharma and political lobbyist who are not interested in the health of patients but the love of $. They use $ as a tool to keep everyone in line. I will only give X if you spend 4 hours filling out Y and if you miss dotting an I or crossing a T we will only give you Z. You wonder why patients no longer trust their doctors. What masters do they server, the pharmaceutical companies, big business, the insurance companies, or yourselves? It is a sad day when a Dr. has to fight for themselves and their patience while looking over their back to make sure a horde of barbarian layers aren’t ready to pounce. The greed of man knows no limits and this sickness is systemic in Western culture especially so in the USA. I hope Millennial's realize they have the power to say “NO” but $ is a strong narcotic when it comes to getting people to do what you want. It is the weapon of choice used in the west to enslave the people. A man has to eat. Millennial doctor's are going to have to take the brunt of the casualties if they want to win this war in order to unplug themselves and their patients from the matrix system. Great job Daniel, defining the problem is the first step. I hope what little time I have left in my lifetime I will be able to see the system changed because this exact same cancer has infected education and so many other areas outside of the medical system that left unchecked will collapse the system.

  • Shairrah Buñag
    Shairrah Buñag 5 месяцев назад

    so much respect. 💖

  • Sarah Falcao
    Sarah Falcao 5 месяцев назад

    Did he say 600 volts?

  • Jai Medicine
    Jai Medicine 5 месяцев назад

    As a Med student, it makes me happy to see that our new generation is adhering to medicine’s devotion to the patient rather than succumbing to the pressures of capitalism. It’s a hard battle but one that needs to be fought.

  • Amaryllis Sanchez
    Amaryllis Sanchez 5 месяцев назад

    Oh, yes! Couldn't agree more. As an advocate for physicians and patients alike, I recognize this generation stands at a unique crossroads. As a mother of inspiring, hard-working, visionary millennials, I agree the future of medicine is in good hands, and I can't wait to see how their contributions will change the healthcare system at the root of our troubles in medicine.

  • Karina Paul
    Karina Paul 5 месяцев назад

    I am a nursing student. I always wanted to be a doctor. Meds schools are so expensive I can’t afford one :( I am seriously considering to become NP to aquire less debt

  • Josh Ross
    Josh Ross 5 месяцев назад


  • themicoism
    themicoism 6 месяцев назад

    Because the system is being maintained by the people who has "This is how we do it" mentality. They are not open for change. Just because it works doesn't mean it is efficient and beneficial.

  • Chelsea Hensbergen
    Chelsea Hensbergen 6 месяцев назад

    Dr. Dan for President

  • julee hong
    julee hong 6 месяцев назад

    The last line got to me.

  • Christina Cho
    Christina Cho 6 месяцев назад

    Those last couple of sentences. YES!

  • Julia Morgan
    Julia Morgan 6 месяцев назад

    I think you're talking about public health rather than med

  • Chana Batya Tatik
    Chana Batya Tatik 6 месяцев назад

    talk to me!!!!

  • Wingman813
    Wingman813 6 месяцев назад

    All of that great speaking and no credit to Steve Jobs for his quote at the end. Really? You didn't modify it enough to wiggle out of plagiarism.

  • Dr Sarah Nicholls
    Dr Sarah Nicholls 6 месяцев назад

    Absolutely inspiring. You’re already making a huge impact, thanks so much for such a thought provoking speech. Hats off to you!

  • Matt Ars'
    Matt Ars' 6 месяцев назад

    I am so proud of being Millennials and this video has proved me that the way that old Generations think about us Negatively was wrong. This speech inspired me more about what I believe in myself. Being Millennials is not bad at all but it is so powerful to change the world that we all are living in to be the better world.

  • Dan Freberg
    Dan Freberg 6 месяцев назад

    100% it is a great honor and privilege to be at the bedside or in the exam room. If it is your passion and calling, always go for it! We need more passionate doctors to advocate for our patients.

  • Jedi 511
    Jedi 511 6 месяцев назад

    Great video. I worked at Porsche for years selling cars to Health Care Administrators, who, to my memory, did not have names accompanied by MD. I have since left there and am now in my last year of pre med and applying to medical school next Spring. How did we get to a place where we allowed MBAs and politicians with no background in patient care to dictate how we administer patient care? This is why I always trust politicians such as Rand Paul on matters of health care and not a bunch of bureaucrats who have no interest in and never have administered patient care.

  • dianateabag
    dianateabag 6 месяцев назад

    Hello fellow millennial doctor ✌️. Hahah it’s true I try to hide that on my job but I must come free

  • Nicola Hampel
    Nicola Hampel 7 месяцев назад

    Thank you!

  • babymandrake
    babymandrake 7 месяцев назад

    Maybe no white coat and stesthoscope during a presentation? Trying too hard?

  • Basant Hamdy
    Basant Hamdy 7 месяцев назад

    awesome .thanks. inspired me as a medical student

  • Gabriel Martínez
    Gabriel Martínez 7 месяцев назад

    fight the system....jeje

  • Ke La
    Ke La 7 месяцев назад

    cheekbones for DAYS

  • Janna Lee
    Janna Lee 7 месяцев назад

    My husband works for medical center for a long time as a Vice President. You’re absolutely amazing!!!

  • Matthew Johnson
    Matthew Johnson 7 месяцев назад

    How much student loan debt do you have

    • Matthew Johnson
      Matthew Johnson 4 месяца назад

      When done I had 5,00 in student loan. And that is because I went to a school that was cheaper and I worked a full time job while I was going to school.

  • The Admiral
    The Admiral 7 месяцев назад +1

    I'm currently an MS1 and it's so motivational to hear how passionate Dr. Wozniczka is in his endeavor to improve the current state of the U.S. healthcare system!

  • John Le
    John Le 7 месяцев назад

    I disagree with the whole astronauts analogy. I study engineering because I want to solve real world problem. I want to be apart of the group that is apart of the solution. Without engineers it would be difficult to create instruments and machines like an MRI or pacers to help save lives. It's one thing to diagnosis a paitent, but without engineers figuring out ways to deliver medicine or equipment needed to save lives during surgery, a doctor can only try their best to keep the patient comfortable.

  • peanut12345
    peanut12345 7 месяцев назад

    Could at teaching the paitient/cattle in to a pharma product of the healthcare system

  • Samuel Baña
    Samuel Baña 7 месяцев назад

    I’m getting goosebumps I can’t wait to complete my life goal my life dream of becoming a doctor

  • dil pagalho
    dil pagalho 8 месяцев назад

    The latest is nurse practitioners (who are not real nurses but online degree quacks) and physician assistants replacing doctors. These people have little to no clinical experience and as treating patients "under the supervision" of a doctor. Young doctors are being forced to supervise these jokers. If the clowns mess up and the often do, the young doctor has to take the fall. Thanks to the heavy debt load young doctors are burdened with trap them into these situations... doctors need to unionize and push back before we're all relegated to McDonalds(tm) care.

  • Igor A. Savchuk
    Igor A. Savchuk 8 месяцев назад

    I'm an Med student here to tell you that MD/MBA initiative is not a millennial's creation. This man took 15min of my life just to confirm another sad fact about my generation - egomania. He spoke, stated his credentials twice, yet said nothing ...

  • megan mai
    megan mai 8 месяцев назад

    Truly inspiring!

  • meme youyou
    meme youyou 8 месяцев назад

    do you really need to wear a stethoscope around your neck when you give this speech?

  • Justin Hollowell
    Justin Hollowell 8 месяцев назад


  • Felix Bruyns
    Felix Bruyns 8 месяцев назад

    Until medicine returns to the Hippocratic Oath, forbidding killing ones own patients, it is fundamentally corrupt and corrupting to society, as society places too much trust in people merely because they are doctors ("doctor's orders"). Are Millennials going to be part of the problem or part of the solution?

  • PeacesOfNiecy
    PeacesOfNiecy 8 месяцев назад

    This is important.

  • Awo Mbrou
    Awo Mbrou 8 месяцев назад

    WOW this was impacting!

  • E.M. Noah
    E.M. Noah 8 месяцев назад

    Very insightful. Thanks.

  • Alejandro saucedo
    Alejandro saucedo 8 месяцев назад

    Holistic integrated medicine is the only future worth living for

  • Alejandro saucedo
    Alejandro saucedo 8 месяцев назад +1

    You forgot to mention how Rx has and so continues to kill patients with medications with the right prescription at the right dose at the right time on a daily basis. In terms of long term preventative care, Conventional medicine is Done.

  • Alireza Rashid
    Alireza Rashid 8 месяцев назад

    Thank you for inspiring us future millennial doctors, Daniel.

  • Savage MKD
    Savage MKD 8 месяцев назад

    Why take your own life, when you can work in McDonalds if you dont like being physician, or maybe study something else.

  • Kevin Gonzalez
    Kevin Gonzalez 8 месяцев назад

    this gave me more motivation to become a doctor

  • Liz C
    Liz C 8 месяцев назад +1

    Our health care system sucks, and that’s why I’m going to be a doctor.

  • padraig s
    padraig s 9 месяцев назад

    Arrogant millennial doc. why does he need a stethoscope on a ted stage? this lad annoys me.

    • Robson Chagas
      Robson Chagas 4 месяца назад

      Careful: fragile human being. But you are also right. I guess he's trying to push people into believing in medicine and that pumps a little motivation.

  • Broly's Buns
    Broly's Buns 9 месяцев назад

    Even my lecturer told our class that we should find other things to do with our future because we cant all be wanting to become doctors. But i honestly dont see myself doing anything else. Im going to become a doctor. Period. Or i might as well start a lemonade stand. Im not sure if we have this problem of insurance here in Australia though because as im aware(correct me if im wrong), we only pay for the medicine itself (from the pharmacy) not the treatment (government handles that).

    • Broly's Buns
      Broly's Buns 6 месяцев назад

      Alexander Alcock pretty good. Ive started 2nd year now and I got him as a lec again 😅

    • Alexander Alcock
      Alexander Alcock 6 месяцев назад

      How is your studies going?

  • alen romanesen
    alen romanesen 9 месяцев назад

    Waz Up Im Millenial Speaking 3 Languages Its A lie I M Not Educated never ev3er

  • Romario Williams
    Romario Williams 9 месяцев назад

    Great talk!!
    This sounds like The Resident in 15 minutes!! Lol

  • Nihal 542765
    Nihal 542765 10 месяцев назад

    Great video, it inspired me, eventhough I want to become a Vetenarien :)

  • Kevin Bode
    Kevin Bode 10 месяцев назад


  • Niayesh Najafi
    Niayesh Najafi 10 месяцев назад

    One of the best and most courageous speeches I’ve ever heard

  • Joao Freitas
    Joao Freitas 10 месяцев назад


  • Paige Young
    Paige Young 10 месяцев назад

    Thank you for this. I will keep on keeping on.

  • Miayi12
    Miayi12 10 месяцев назад

    This was always my plan, not only train myself in medicine and get my MD, but also get master in public health, MBA and investigation. So far I accomplished 2 of those. Medicine is changing and doctors should change and lead the change!

  • Doubting Thomas
    Doubting Thomas 10 месяцев назад

    I was born in 1981 and graduated h.s. in 1999 and got a b.a. in 2003, and I DEFINITELY do not consider myself a millenial, nor do I identify with millenial culture tropes. I feel like graduating high school in a year where no one in my class had a cell phone disqualifies one from being a millenial

  • messy bun
    messy bun 10 месяцев назад

    i'd like to work alongside him once i get my residency, so maybe 10 more years lol
    fantastic talk, this is what a doctor is about
    let's not let other people corrupt our vision of the most honorable (imo) career choice
    you prob won't make it if you want to make money out of this career or are being forced into it
    you will however, if you have a passion for saving the most valuable thing in this world, the human life
    work hard everyone and make your dreams come true :)

  • The Garden of Eatin
    The Garden of Eatin 10 месяцев назад

    "Running a hospital like a business" anyone reminded of Vogel on House?

  • Dr Selin
    Dr Selin 10 месяцев назад

    unfortunately, he is saying the truth, in Turkey medical system is getting worse for both of patients and doctors,too. I am not sure about my future as a doctor. what can we do actually? first step is to change our managers with medicine trained people.

  • Ianfirespider
    Ianfirespider 11 месяцев назад

    Stop classifying all millennials as this or that, there’s a great array of different characteristics of millennials. I appreciate the video though

  • RoyaltyProductionsDA
    RoyaltyProductionsDA 11 месяцев назад

    Your stops heart beating dosent mean that your dead

  • vandal3 studio
    vandal3 studio 11 месяцев назад

    hes ie everything and nothing

  • Lee Kelly
    Lee Kelly 11 месяцев назад

    This is such an inspiring speech. Thank you very much!

  • william solichin
    william solichin 11 месяцев назад

    My first like goes for this video

  • Panagiota Chasan
    Panagiota Chasan 11 месяцев назад +1

    This is one of those TEDx Talks that keep you thinking back on it as it resonates through your life

  • scholar life
    scholar life 11 месяцев назад

    Medicine is not the only profession that saves lives. That is discrediting all the other necessary and wonderful positions in the world. It’s funny that you keep on praising millennials in a positive light yet you say that medicine is the only job worth doing which is totally not full of narcissism. The white coat has become a symbol of wealth and greed not aid and safety. If you really want to change medicine how about you advocate for less pay for physicians and more aid to the millions who can’t even afford basic medication.

  • Matteo He
    Matteo He 11 месяцев назад