Updates on the latest Curriculum Renewal developments
MD Undergraduate Curriulum Renewal – Aug 7, 2015n
Sent on behalf of Assistant Dean, Curriculum Dr. Adam Peets, and Director of Assessment Dr. Geoff PayneOn June 19, 115 curricular leaders gathered to recognize the significant work that has gone into designing and developing the renewed curriculum and assessments. They put the finishing touches on plans for the launch of Year 1, and focused momentum on the next phases of work.The event included some key takeaways:
Appreciation. A massive thank you goes out to all those who have been involved in efforts to make renewed curriculum a reality. It has been a long road and so many people have contributed countless hours and amounts of energy into this initiative.
Momentum. There is still much work to be done. August 2015 isn’t a finish line, but rather the launch of an effort to continue planning and executing on Curriculum Renewal plans.
Continuous quality improvement. Each academic year represents an opportunity for us to make improvements to the curriculum. For example, although Year 1 of the renewed curriculum officially launches in August, we will have opportunities to make changes for the Year 1 that starts in August 2016, 2017, 2018, and so on. Renewal will be an ongoing process.
Patience. There will be a period of time between 2015 and 2018 where many instructors, preceptors, tutors, and staff are going to be involved in both current and renewed curriculum. It will be important that we are patient with one another as we go through this extended transition period.
Passion. It is clear that everyone is very passionate about the education of our students and future physicians. A successful curriculum requires that level of engagement. Thank you, again.
Feedback. There will be opportunities throughout the coming year to provide feedback on the renewed curriculum. Please participate. This feedback will enable us to make ongoing improvements.
Read on for key Curriculum Renewal developments.
Renewed Curriculum Leadership
We are pleased to announce the individuals who have been appointed to lead courses in the renewed curriculum. More.
Course Spotlight: MEDD 410
Drs. Amil Shah and Gurdeep Parhar are leading MEDD 410. Learn more about this three-week course which will launch the renewed curriculum on August 24, 2015. More.
Renewed Clerkship Structure for Year 3
The MDUP Course Map has been updated to reflect a renewed clerkship structure. In MEDD 431 we have moved from three 16-week integrated blocks to four 12-week integrated blocks. More.
As we transition from renewed curriculum planning to operations, the bodies that develop and govern the curriculum are also in transition. More.
Continuous Improvement Through Evaluation
As we launch into the renewed curriculum, evaluation plays a vital role in the success of the renewed curriculum. More.
Faculty Development Support
Faculty Development have been hard at work developing competencies in areas like case-based learning and progress tests. See the full list of faculty development opportunities. More.