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Curriculum Renewal

Upstate is committed to developing innovative educational curricular changes that address pedagogy, technology, learner-centeredness, and the needs of patients and populations.

Contact Information

Office of Educational Research
and Development

Room 4508 Setnor Academic Building
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse New York 13210
Phone: 315-464-5765
Fax: 315-464-6025

The New Directions Task Force (NDTF) is acting on that commitment. The Task Force is a diverse group tackling a very ambitious mission — to propose recommendations that will enhance the medical education experience at Upstate for students and teachers, and to improve the health of the people we serve.

To do this, we will build on our tradition of excellence in patient care, scholarship, leadership, teamwork, unique and integrated learning experiences, and enhancement of skills for lifelong learning.

Ann Botash, MD, Associate Dean of Curriculum

Ann Botash, MD
Associate Dean for Education

Welcome to the New Directions Task Force site about our efforts for curriculum renewal. Members of the task force developed a vision for our students as Fearless Learners™. Driving our new curriculum proposal is our understanding that learning is not just about studying what is known, but also about curiosity,discovering new ideas and challenging ourselves to do better.

To submit suggestions for review by the NDTF for curriculum redesign, please send me an email. Thank you for your interest in our efforts!