Less than two weeks to the vote: Understanding the eight elements of the new curriculum

June 1, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,

On June 10, University of Michigan Medical School faculty will begin the process of voting on proposed changes to the medical student curriculum.

The final proposal was approved by the Curriculum Policy Committee and endorsed by the Medical School Executive Committee during the past week, and is posted here. It includes eight key elements, which are further explained in this video narrated by Associate Dean for Medical Student Education Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D. More details on each element can be found by clicking on the links highlighted below:

  • Elements #1 and #2Scientific and Clinical Foundation (the “Trunk”) — the major curricular component for the first two years of medical school focuses on developing the foundational scientific and clinical skills for the general physician graduate.
  • Element #3Advanced Professional Development (the “Branches”) — this curricular component follows the Trunk, and allows the student to develop advanced skills and knowledge within clinical domains.
  • Element #4: “Paths of Excellence — this curricular element will educate students on domains relating to health care and medicine at the systems level.
  • Element #5: Leadership Development — this longitudinal program aims to develop collaborative physician leaders through specific skills training, professional development coaching, and integrated learning with other curricular components.
  • Element #6: Inter-Professional Education — this set of curricular experiences will help develop physician effectiveness in a care team setting.
  • Element #7: Integrated Assessment System — this component presents a new framework and approach to assessment, in order to better align undergraduate medical education (UME-medical students) to graduate medical education (GME-residents and fellows).
  • Element #8: “M-Home” Learning Community — this new structure encompasses longitudinal learning communities and a 4-year Doctoring Course taught in a small group seminar format.

Medical School leadership will discuss the curriculum, called “Michigan Medicine: Transforming. Creating. Leading.” — during a special curriculum town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 3 in Dow Auditorium of the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education. The faculty is invited to attend, ask questions, and prepare to vote online from June 10-24.

To learn more about the proposed curriculum changes, visit: http://curriculum.med.umich.edu/curriculum.

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