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MD Program

In 2010, the T.H. Chan School of Medicine launched its new Learner-centered Integrated Curriculum (LInC), based on a new vision and principle to guide the training of the 21st century physicians. Designed with input from more than 400 faculty and students, LInC incorporates innovations in teaching and learning as well as new national standards for medical education. The medical education program is designed to develop six foundational competencies required of all physicians: professional, scientist, communicator, clinical problem solver, patient and community advocate and person.

Grounded in these required core competencies, the T.H. Chan School of Medicine education program prepares students for their future medical careers regardless of specialty choice, while maintaining our founding commitment to prepare students for training in the primary care disciplines. Our philosophy values partnership between student and faculty in teaching and learning; respect and dignity in the physician-patient and student-learner relationship and an education milieu of collegiality, collaboration and diversity.

This “competency-driven” foundation continues to guide the ongoing development of our educational programs.

Physician as Professional
Physician as Scientist
Physician as Communicator
Physician as Clinical Problem Solver
Physician as Patient & Community Advocate
Physician as Person

The detailed Competencies for Medical Education document can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education website here.

This content is current to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook.