Curriculum Change Initiative

An Integrated Systems-based Curriculum

The College of Medicine at NEOMED is undergoing a curriculum transformation. This redesigned curriculum will move NEOMED from a course-based model to an integrated, system-based model with a focus on active learning. The systems-based model aligns with best practices nationally and will enhance student mastery of content — delivering an exceptional student experience.

Students that are patient-centered, world class & Prepared to be tomorrow’s greatest leaders

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What’s Changing?

The College of Medicine curriculum is transforming in July 2020.

Classroom Hours

New

24 hours or less per week.

Current

28 hours rolling average over four weeks.

calendar

New

Single modules running from 4-8 weeks in length that cover a specific system or theme.

Current

Semester based, with individual courses up to 16 weeks in length.

Content

New

Theme/systems-based and integrated.

Current

Discipline based.

Mode of Instruction

New

Primarily active instruction (increased practice at application of material). Consistency of instructional methods across courses and curriculum.

Current

Primarily lecture-focused didactic sessions with some interactive elements. Varies dependent upon course.

Assessments

New

More systematic use of NBME customized exams aligned with Step 1.

Current

Varying use of NEOMED created assessments and NBME.

Course Leadership

New

Module dyads which include one basic science and one clinical faculty member.

Current

Course director(s).

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CONTACT

Jennifer Lint
Email: jlint@neomed.edu

Curriculum Change Initiative

College of Medicine at NEOMED