Building upon evidence-based principles

We will ensure this outcome by grounding the new curriculum and programs in evidence-based learning sciences and effectively supporting new programs and curriculum with the technology, infrastructure, human and financial resources necessary to thrive.

Specific strategies that are likely to best achieve our desired outcomes include:

  • Use of a competency-based curricular structure that provides standardization of learning outcomes but individualization of process through backwards design
  • Development of an assessment system that is transparent and continuously incorporating both regular feedback and routine self-reflection on strengths, direction, and opportunities for growth
  • Use of maximally effective educational methodologies including incorporation of technology and active learning strategies
  • Programming that promotes relationships with peers, teachers, patients and systems of care
  • Ensuring 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