Evidence-based principles

The new curriculum and programs is grounded in evidence-based learning sciences and effectively supports new programs and curriculum with the technology, infrastructure, human and financial resources necessary to thrive.

Specific strategies aimed at achieving our desired outcomes include:

  • Competency-based curricular structure that provides standardization of learning outcomes but individualization of process through backwards design
  • An assessment system that is transparent and continuously incorporating both regular feedback and routine self-reflection on strengths, direction, and opportunities for growth
  • Maximally effective educational methodologies including incorporation of technology and active learning strategies
  • Programming that promotes relationships with peers, teachers, patients and systems of care
  • Integration of foundational, clinical and social sciences content throughout training with progressive complexity and depth as learners progress —known as helical integration
  • Required and elective longitudinal curricula to support the formation of identity as an academic leader with skill development in:
    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Science, discovery, and innovation
    • Teaching and learning
    • Social determinants of health, community engagement, and advocacy