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The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA DGSOM) has begun the process to redesign the MD curriculum. Follow us on our progress as we create a new curriculum for a new age.
"To empower students to become physicians committed to excellence and leaders in innovation, research, health, education, advocacy and humanistic care."
Fall 2017 - Summer 2018 Scope & defining our purpose.
Fall 2018 - Winter 2018 Identify design elements.
Summer 2019 - Fall 2019 Create detailed design.
Winter 2020 - Summer 2020 Begin phased implementation.
Fall 2020 - Summer 2020
Key New Features:
Educators for Excellence – Implementing in August 2020, DGSOM Educators for Excellence will work with small groups of students longitudinally in the development of core clinical skills in Doctoring I, Clinical Skills and the Early Authentic Clinical Experience. This dedicated cadre of 30 educators will support teaching core clinical skills on standardized and actual patients, regularly observing students and providing formative feedback, and reviewing student performance in objective clinical examination curriculum. Educators for Excellence will also be assigned to small group teaching in the Problem Based Learning curriculum. .
Early Authentic Clinical Experience - Expose first year medical students to immersive, real-life clinical experiences that will provide context and application opportunities to the KSA acquired in Foundations of Practice, and begin to form their professional identity.
Students will have an opportunity to play roles such as: health coach, patient navigator, intake (“MA-like”), etc…in a variety of different health settings such as in: student-run free clinics, “Hot spotting (In-Home visiting program)” and in community-based clinics/FQHC’s.
Entering class in 2021
2021 Schematic Component Definitions.pdf
Feedback and learnings are ongoing after the launch phase.