Revolutionary changes in health care demand a different type of physician. The ForWard Curriculum replaces the traditional model of medical education - two years of basic science followed by two years of clinical experiences - with a three-phase model that fully integrates basic, public health and clinical sciences throughout our medical students' education.
ForWard Curriculum key features
- Competency-based curriculum requiring collaboration of medical educators across all years of the curriculum
- Deliberate developmental sequencing of 10 important content areas or “threads” across the curriculum
- Intensive longitudinal coaching by some of our very best teaching faculty to assist students in their professional skill development
- High-quality interprofessional and team-based educational opportunities including the successful small group-based learning that is a primary feature of Phase 1 called Patient Centered Education (PaCE) Cases
- Longitudinal public health and system-based practice opportunities with special emphasis on “hands-on” application of knowledge in clinical and community settings
- Earlier entry into clinical clerkships to facilitate career exploration and competitiveness for residency selection
- Advanced learning opportunities for better internship preparation
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) curriculum emphasizes team-based learning with a special emphasis on the hands-on application of knowledge in clinical and community settings.