Sent on behalf of Director of Assessment Dr. Geoff Payne, Director of Curriculum Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, and Assistant Dean Clinical Education Dr. Adam Peets
We are excited to note that we are less than five months away from launching the first year of the renewed curriculum. The whole team is working closely together on final preparations for launch as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Class of 2019.
In the meantime, here are some points of interest.
Curriculum Renewal Leadership
As Dr. David Snadden, Executive Associate Dean, Education, announced on March 25, the Director of Curriculum Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger is taking on an exciting new role as Associate Dean, Academic with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Dr. Jarvis-Selinger will continue to lead renewed curriculum development until June 2015 in time for the launch of the renewed first year. As part of her continued leadership she will be ensuring that many of her activities are transitioned into curricular systems and processes.
The MD Undergraduate Program is in the process of identifying next steps to fill the role Dr. Jarvis-Selinger has played so well. We thank Dr. Jarvis-Selinger for her direction and commitment and wish her continued success in her new position.
For Curriculum Renewal, it continues to be business as usual.
Your Questions Answered
Curriculum Renewal is an intricate initiative that is moving full steam ahead. It can be challenging to keep up with the latest developments.
It is perfectly reasonable for people to have questions such as, How are we approaching assessment in the renewed curriculum? How can I learn more about third year? Who is involved in developing the questions for the renewed written exams? What are the teaching implications for the renewed curriculum?
FLEX (flexible and enhanced learning) is a new, innovative series of three courses designed to foster innovation, creativity, and critical thought. It starts with a Foundations of Scholarship component in Year 1 and then offers opportunities for students to engage in self-directed learning activities in the second half of Year 1 and in Years 2 and 3.