Someday soon, Austin, Texas, very well may be the cradle of a new era in medical education. If that comes to pass, Dr. John Luk will have helped lay the framework. That would not have happened, Luk said, if he had not taken part in the AAMC’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certificate program. Luk has a foot in both of Austin’s medical education camps: He is assistant dean for regional medical education for UTMB’s School of Medicine, which operates a branch campus in Austin.