Julie Jonassen

Contact Us

Julie Jonassen, PhD
Director

Jacqueline Clark
Project Coordinator
Jacqueline.Clark@umassmed.edu  
(508) 856-5827
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Cassie Caez
Administrative Assistant
Cassie.Caez@umassmed.edu
(508) 856-5694
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Interstitial Curriculum (ISC)

The multidisciplinary 9 Interstitial Curriculum (ISC) combine classroom teaching, workshops, panels, films, and interactions with standardized and real patients. Each ISC, organized and taught by up to 40 school and community faculty, embodies educational objectives from basic science, clinical, psychosocial, legal, ethical and societal perspectives.

Educational impact is monitored by asking students to complete short written tests addressing course-related knowledge, attitudes and skills, before and after each ISC. Students also provide feedback on course format, content and faculty, which helps us to improve ISCs each year.

Because these courses are so labor-intensive, we are always looking for faculty who would be interested in developing new ISC programs or teaching in our existing courses. Read more...