Updates on Fall 2017 Curriculum Transformation

Updates on Fall 2017 Curriculum Transformation

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Several student leaders met from across all three University of Illinois College of Medicine Campuses on October 9-11, 2016 at the Phase 2/3 Curriculum Retreat in Peoria, IL to discuss the implications of the new Phase I curriculum on Phases 2 and 3 (ie, the M3 and M4 years). Students shared their opinions as they participated in various discussion groups pertaining to topics including clerkship structure, required clinical disciplines, common assessments, increased opportunity for feedback, improving clinical reasoning skills, longitudinal clinical skills, integrating the basic sciences with clinical practice, student wellness, and incorporating themes such as health care systems, professional development, and health, illness, & society into the Phase 2/3 curriculum.

Of the 14 total students who attended the retreat, six students were selected to attend from the Chicago campus: David Lee (M4), Mark Looman (M3), Kenji Kobayashi (M3), Tara Bylsma (M3), Ally Young (G2), and Joe Geraghty (G1).

CMSC and SCB student leaders will be working with the curricular deans to host a Curricular Dialogue with the Deans on November 9, 2016 to provide key updates to the student body as well as solicit feedback from students. We look forward to seeing you there!