MD Undergraduate Curriculum Renewal – Nov 16, 2015
Sent on behalf of Assistant Dean, Curriculum Dr. Adam Peets, and Director of Assessment Dr. Geoff Payne
Year 1 of the renewed curriculum started on Monday August 24, 2015 at 8am, with 292 new students attending their first day of the MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP). Hundreds of individuals have worked tirelessly over the past six years since the formation of Dean’s Task Force on MD Undergraduate Curriculum Renewal (DTFCR) to make this happen.
The new students started medical school with a Welcome Address from Musqueam Elder Larry Grant, Faculty of Medicine Dean Dr. Gavin Stuart, and Associate Dean Admissions Dr. Bruce Fleming. They then heard presentations from MEDD 410 – Transition into Medical Education Course Directors Drs. Gurdeep Parhar and Amil Shah on the renewed curriculum, the expectations of the medical profession, and what they could expect in the coming four years.
The atmosphere was upbeat and filled with excitement as the students and their accompanying family members mingled with members of the Faculty of Medicine and fellow colleagues. To get a sample of the energy, watch this 25 second video of the Class of 2019.*
Once again, we want to thank all those who have been involved in the Curriculum Renewal effort to date. We sincerely appreciate the extra effort, time, and energy you contributed so that we could reach the August 24 milestone. We know the journey is far from over, but this was a significant first step.
*Footage courtesy of MedIT (2015)
Read on for key Curriculum Renewal developments.
The First Term of the Renewed Curriculum
The transition to the renewed curriculum occurred without a glitch. More.
Renewed Curriculum Leadership Update
A key change in the leadership of curriculum renewal. More.
Curriculum Renewal in Numbers
A tremendous amount of work takes place when developing a new curriculum. Take a look at some interesting facts about curriculum renewal. More.
MDUP Clinical Presentations
The Clinical Presentations for Years 1 to 2 were recently updated. More.
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