Transitions Curricula

The Transitions curricula will combine didactic lecture, role play, on-line modules, learning inventories, and discussion in small groups. Formative assessment will be the predominant focus during the transition programs in Foundations of Medicine I (FOM I). Students will be asked to reflect upon experiences during each program and teachers/mentors will be encouraged to provide feedback and discussion points that will help educate the individual or group about all subjects presented.

Transition to Medical School (FOM I & II)

Students receive an orientation to medical school and its community as well as certification in Basic Life Support, followed by an introduction to the philosophy and structure of learning communities, strategies for learning in medical school, and an introduction to the concept of professionalism in medicine.

Core Clinical Experiences (Year 3)

An expanded time frame for clerkships in the form of an elective allows more flexibility and choice in the clinical years. Student will receive clinical training at a variety of sites and healthcare settings serving diverse patient populations. Clinical experiences can be individually tailored to students’ educational needs and interests, and allows for more opportunities for longitudinal patient care.

Advanced Studies (Year 4)

Following the four year curriculum, having completed the Core Clinical Experiences, the Senior Studies program will provide advanced clinical training and additional opportunities in the biomedical sciences.

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David S. Hatem, MD
Director

Judy Holewa
Administrative Director of Student Affairs
Judy.Holewa@umassmed.edu
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