David Snadden, Executive Associate Dean, Education
This week, our MD Undergraduate Renewed Curriculum Full Proposal was approved by UBC Senate! This exciting milestone means that the renewed MD Undergraduate Program has been officially authorized by the University and can begin to admit students for the Class of 2019.
The Full Proposal can be found on the Reports page of the Curriculum Renewal website. As many of you know, this document builds on the Framework Proposal, which was approved in February 2014. It includes calendar entries, timing of the curriculum implementation, and the overall objectives framework.
The Curriculum Renewal development teams are currently working on week descriptions for Year 1 & 2 courses, educational activity objectives, and the schedule for renewed assessment. This structure will allow us to proceed with administrative implementation activities and detailed materials development in early 2015.
I would once again like to thank the faculty, staff, students, and members of the public across British Columbia for their contributions towards fulfilling this important objective. Details on the development and implementation process will continue to be shared as they become available.
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Along with the project sponsors, Curriculum Renewal leadership, and the many contributing faculty, staff, and students, I am proud and excited about this significant achievement and look forward to the launch of the Renewed Curriculum in 2015.
Dr. David Snadden
Executive Associate Dean, Education