MD Curriculum

Our innovative and integrated MD curriculum builds around five curricular strands that provide students the foundation to participate in delivering high-quality care to their future patients and populations. In addition to the traditional biophysical and clinical sciences, courses robustly address healthcare systems issues, evidence-based practice, professional identity formation, and social and cultural determinants of health. Various teaching and assessment methods aim to support students in achieving the learning they will carry into residency and practice.

For faculty with a strong interest in national and international trends in medical education, especially those of you who may be involved in designing courses and sessions, we strongly recommend this book: Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency (2010). You will find many elements of our curriculum reflected in its recommendations.

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