The new curriculum, called the Discovery Curriculum, is the culmination of more than four years of planning by faculty, staff, and students. Several hundred people at the Medical College joined forces to craft a vision and develop a working design for the project.
“I am extremely proud of the tireless, dedicated and thoughtful efforts of scores of our faculty, staff and students to bring this important curriculum initiative to fruition,” said Joseph E. Kerschner, M.D., Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President of the College. “The exceptional quality of their work will enable us to move forward on a firm foundation as we seek to educate a new generation of physicians in a cutting-edge, real-world academic medical learning environment.”
Nearly 30 students are participating in a pilot curriculum and provided input to the Discovery Curriculum design team.
David Wang, a second-year medical student and a pilot program participant from San Diego, Ca., commented, “The Discovery Curriculum pushes students towards clinical excellence in the short term and becoming lifelong learners in the long run. This new educational direction is rooted in tireless self-examination, self-improvement and meeting the needs of changing times.”
For more information about the Discovery Curriculum, visit the College’s Discovery Curriculum website at http://www.mcw.edu/medicalschool/curriculum.htm.
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