MD Program

In 2010, the 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 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.

The entire Competencies for Medical Education document can be found in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education here.

ROLES OF THE PHYSICIAN:
PROFESSIONAL
SCIENTIST
COMMUNICATOR
CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVER
PATIENT & COMMUNITY ADVOCATE
PERSON

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