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Focus on Curriculum

The summer curriculum development service program will:  

  • Support specific curriculum review and development at a time of prime student availability
  • Assist students’ professional development in an area of need for medical education

This summer curriculum development program is targeted at students interested in impacting medical education at UMass  and is appropriate to students who are considering a career as a medical educators. The program is open to enrollment for students in good standing in the summer between their FOM1 and FOM2 years.  Accepted students will work with OUME and curriculum leaders on approved educational projects of mutual interest and value to the student and institution, and in support of educational innovation at the School of Medicine.  Curriculum development funds will support student stipends for 4-weeks of work on approved projects. Some faculty may be able to extend work with external funds.   

Relevant work will be shared at the summer program poster session in the fall.  Topics could include: program assessment, curriculum module development including simulation, simulation, faculty development tools, curriculum review to enhance diversity, etc. 

Faculty will meet with the student periodically to review progress and ongoing issues, support student successful completion of work and design of a poster describing their work for presentation at a fall student poster session. Students will also meet periodically as a group to share progress, challenges and problem-solve solutions.

There are 2 paths for entry starting in 2022: 
     1. Students can initiate a project with a faculty member
     2. Can identify a project submitted by a faculty member and confirmed by the faculty to collaborate

2022 Project Catalog
2021 Project Catalog
2020 Project Catalog
Past catalogs: 
2019 Summer Curriculum Development Catalog
2018 Summer Curriculum Development Catalog
2017 Summer Curriculum Development Catalog
2016 Summer Curriculum Development Catalog
2015 Summer Curriculum Development Catalog