*NEW* Unified Pre-Clerkship (UP) Curriculum
Students will benefit from increased collaboration among clinical and basic science faculty, and a course structure that is even more aligned with clinical context.
In the new case-based learning course (Foundations of Reasoning in Medicine Course), for example, students in small groups will use problem-based learning to analyze clinical cases appropriate to their level of knowledge. Students also will gain from multiple exposures to each organ system and from "thread leaders" who will guide them through subjects and themes that extend throughout the Unified Pre-clerkship curriculum of years 1 and 2.
In years 3 and 4 (“clerkship” or clinical rotation years), students may take advantage of intersessions to reinforce connections between the foundational sciences and clinical application. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on Inter-Professional Education (which will benefit from the opening of our new academic building this year), and the College of Medicine will offer an even stronger emphasis on community health and civic engagement.