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Curriculum Renewal Update: Phase 2

The Phase 2 Design/Build Team had its first meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  Phase 2 of the Gateway Curriculum: Gateway to Clinical Medicine, will be 12 months in length and will consist of 8-week Clinical Clerkships in the traditional six areas: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery.  Schematic found here. Each clerkship will begin with 1 – 3 weeks of specialty-specific foundational science content, consisting of purposeful reiteration and expansion of prior material (helical learning) and new material.  In this context, “foundational sciences” is specifically and purposefully intended to imply the traditional basic sciences, and including but not limited to, clinical skills, and Physicians, Patients, Systems & Society content, inclusive of professional identity formation, community engagement, social, behavioral and health systems sciences. 

This material will be taught in a signs and symptoms framework in order to facilitate core knowledge transfer to clinical reasoning.  Each clerkship will end with approximately 1 week dedicated to Assessment, Reflection, Coaching, and Communities (ARCC).  The goal of the team and its specialty-specific sub-teams is to collaboratively design, build, and implement Phase 2 beginning in January of 2022, including the foundational sciences content, clinical experiences, and ARCC week content.  They will be expected to remain true to the intentions, values, guiding principles, and the overall design of the Gateway Curriculum.  A diverse group of individuals was recruited to the team representing various foundational and clinical sciences.

Internal MedicinePediatrics
Brian Edelson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine
Dennis Chang, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Gerome Escota, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Laura Hall, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hospitalist Medicine
Jay Piccirillo, MD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Jon Mullin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine
Lisa Zickuhr, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Colleen Wallace, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hospitalist Medicine
NeurologyPsychiatry
Douglas Larsen, MD, MEd
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology
Ahmad Jezzini, PhD
Instructor, Department of Neuroscience
Michelle Miller-Thomas, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Section of Neuroradiology
Steven Mennerick, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Robert Naismith, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology, Section of Neuroimmunology
Brendan O’Connor, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Allyson Zazulia, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology, Section of Cerebrovascular Disease
Max Rosen, MD
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
Obstetrics & GynecologySurgery
Komo Gursahani, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Amy Bauernfeind, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Ian Hagemann, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology
Joseph Bradley, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
L. Stewart Massad, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
T.K. Pandian, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Tammy Sonn, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bethany Sacks, MD, MEd
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Some of the team members have also participated in the Phase 1 Design/Build Teams and will contribute to vertical integration of the curriculum.  Each individual will also be expected to share their particular expertise across the teams.  Additionally, an extensive number of faculty have previously agreed to serve as content experts as needed during the process. Regular meetings will begin January 2021 and the work of the group will be overseen by the Gateway Education Leaders (GEL).

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