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Slide1

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

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

Slide2

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

Slide3

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

Slide4

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

Slide5

Proposed Schedule

Spring 2013

Medicine, Behavior and Society 1 week

Respiratory Module 4 weeks

Cardiovascular Module 5 weeks

Spring Break

Hematology Module 3 weeks

Medicine, Behavior and Society 1 week

Renal Module 5 weeks

Summer Break 8 weeks

Slide6

Proposed Schedule

Fall 2013

Medicine, Behavior and Society 1 week

Neuroscience Module 9 weeks

Medicine, Behavior and Society 1 week

Endocrine/Reproductive Module 7 weeks

Thanksgiving – on-line content 1 week

Dermatology and Special Topics 3 weeks

Winter Break

Slide7

Proposed Schedule

Spring 2014

Musculoskeletal 4 weeks

Gastro-

enterology

6 weeks

Spring Break 1 week

Study and take Step 1 7 weeks

Begin Pre-clerkship course mid-May

Begin clerkships June 2, 2014

Slide8

Administration of New Modules

Module Co-Director

Discipline Coordinator

Office of Education

– centralized oversight for schedules, contact hours, syllabi, exams, cases, etc.

Slide9

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.

R

equirements:

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.

Slide10

Module Co-Directors

Time commitment:

20% Planning module for 2012

25% Two weeks before module begins

80-100% While module is in session

25% Two weeks after module ends

15% Two months before first repeat of module

Slide11

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.

Slide12

Discipline Coordinator

Time commitment:

Responsibilities are longitudinal

Overall, 20% time, will vary during the year

Slide13

Discipline Coordinators

Adult Health men/women/geriAnatomyBehavioral ScienceBiochemistryChild HealthEBM/Informatics/TranslEpidemiology/Public HealthEthics

Genetics

Histology

Microbiology

Neuroscience

Pathology

Pharmacology

Preventive medicine

Physiology

Radiology

Slide14

Curriculum Reform Timeline

March 2011 Steering Committee appointed

May 2011

Education Kick-Off Retreat

June 2011 Appointments of Module Co-Directors, Discipline Coordinators and Case Construction Committee

July 2011 Organizational meetings of Module Co-Directors, Discipline Coordinators and Case Construction Committee

Slide15

Curriculum Reform Timeline

August 2011 Curriculum Committee appoints

ad hoc

subcommittee to begin planning for second two years of curriculum

August 2011 Module teams assembled

Nov. 2011 Module plans for year 1 are presented to Curriculum Committee

Feb. 2012

Module plans and schedule are final, handouts and exam questions are being produced

August 2012

New curriculum begins for

entering class

Slide16

Steering Committee

Appointed March 2011

Members: Renee Brown Microbiology

Nan Clare* Office of Education

Deb Conway OB/

Gyn

Bob Esterl Surgery

Sean Garcia Medicine

Michael Johnson Medicine

Tom King C & SB

Deb Stark ACET

*Chair

Slide17

Other Aspects

Video podcast of lectures

Exam question format

Uniformity of syllabus/handouts

Electronic syllabus

Computerized testing

Students required to have laptop computers

Slide18

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!!