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The New Curriculum  The following was approved at the Oct. 2010 CC meeting:  Full integration of material typically covered in the first and second year.

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1 The New Curriculum  The following was approved at the Oct CC meeting:  Full integration of material typically covered in the first and second year  Fundamentals covered in the fall of the first year followed by 9 organ-based modules, completing second year by mid- March  Third year clerkships to begin first week of June  Re-structure of Third and Fourth Year

2 New Module Structure  Weekly thematic content  Monday mornings begin with review of fundamentals, module integration and introduction of the case for the week  Friday mornings reserved for interactive small group case discussion, clinical reasoning/problem solving skills  Afternoons reserved for clinical evaluation skills with standardized and real patients

3 New Module Structure Within the Module, progression of Knowledge: Normal structure/function → pathogenesis/pathophysiology of disorders → clinical manifestations of disorders → pharmacotherapeutic modalities → clinical/translational research/EBM → epidemiology/prevention → interpretation of diagnostic tests

4 Proposed Schedule Fall 2012  Fundamentals – Medicine, Behavior and Society (1 week)  Fundamentals – Molecules to Man(4 weeks)  Fundamentals – Cells to Tissue(5 weeks)  Fundamentals – Medicine, Behavior and Society (1 week)  Fundamentals – Attack and Defense I(5 weeks)  Thanksgiving Week – online content(1 week)  Fundamentals – Attack and Defense II(3 weeks)  Winter Break

5 Proposed Schedule Spring 2013  Medicine, Behavior and Society1 week  Respiratory Module4 weeks  Cardiovascular Module5 weeks  Spring Break  Hematology Module3 weeks  Medicine, Behavior and Society1 week  Renal Module5 weeks  Summer Break8 weeks

6 Proposed Schedule Fall 2013  Medicine, Behavior and Society1 week  Neuroscience Module9 weeks  Medicine, Behavior and Society1 week  Endocrine/Reproductive Module7 weeks  Thanksgiving – on-line content1 week  Dermatology and Special Topics3 weeks  Winter Break

7 Proposed Schedule Spring 2014  Musculoskeletal4 weeks  Gastro-enterology6 weeks  Spring Break1 week  Study and take Step 17 weeks  Begin Pre-clerkship coursemid-May  Begin clerkshipsJune 2, 2014

8 Administration of New Modules  Module Co-Director  Discipline Coordinator  Office of Education – centralized oversight for schedules, contact hours, syllabi, exams, cases, etc.

9 Module Co-Directors  Responsibilities: One basic science, one clinical science; shared responsibility to plan the detailed contents and pedagogy of the particular module, coordinate syllabus, cases and exam questions, final grades, meet with students. Reports to Office of Education with CC approval.  Requirements: Knowledge and experience in medical education; time management skills to meet deadlines; excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work in a team environment and collaborate.

10 Module Co-Directors  Time commitment:  20%Planning module for 2012  25%Two weeks before module begins  %While module is in session  25%Two weeks after module ends  15%Two months before first repeat of module

11 Discipline Coordinators  Responsibilities: Determine overall appropriate topics of a particular discipline (ex., biochemistry) throughout all four years, assist in determining which topics to be covered in modules; follow content coverage in regards to: competencies/required diagnoses-disorders; USMLE Step 1and 2 topics; LCME required subjects; monitor student performance within the discipline. Reports to Office of Education with CC approval.  Requirements: Knowledge and experience in medical education; time management skills to meet deadlines; excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work in a team environment and collaborate.

12 Discipline Coordinator  Time commitment: Responsibilities are longitudinal Overall, 20% time, will vary during the year

13 Discipline Coordinators Adult Health men/women/geri Anatomy Behavioral Science Biochemistry Child Health EBM/Informatics/Transl Epidemiology/Public Health Ethics Genetics Histology Microbiology Neuroscience Pathology Pharmacology Preventive medicine Physiology Radiology

14 Curriculum Reform Timeline  March 2011Steering Committee appointed  May 2011Education Kick-Off Retreat  June 2011Appointments of Module Co-Directors, Discipline Coordinators and Case Construction Committee  July 2011Organizational meetings of Module Co-Directors, Discipline Coordinators and Case Construction Committee

15 Curriculum Reform Timeline  August 2011Curriculum Committee appoints ad hoc subcommittee to begin planning for second two years of curriculum  August 2011Module teams assembled  Nov. 2011Module plans for year 1 are presented to Curriculum Committee  Feb. 2012Module plans and schedule are final, handouts and exam questions are being produced  August 2012New curriculum begins for entering class

16 Steering Committee  Appointed March 2011  Members:Renee BrownMicrobiology Nan Clare*Office of Education Deb ConwayOB/Gyn Bob EsterlSurgery Sean GarciaMedicine Michael JohnsonMedicine Tom KingC & SB Deb StarkACET *Chair

17 Other Aspects  Video podcast of lectures  Exam question format  Uniformity of syllabus/handouts  Electronic syllabus  Computerized testing  Students required to have laptop computers

18 Unsolved Issues  Grades: letter vs. numerical vs. Pass/Fail  Assessment of student competencies other than exams  Student failures/remediation  The New Curriculum needs a NAME!!


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