University of Michigan Medical School: Our Curriculum Transformation

(relaxing music) – [Rajesh] Here at Michigan, we’re really driven by
our commitment to society. We are a public university. We are a public medical school. And we have a social contract with our patients and their communities. – [Korie] Physicians are thought of as role models in the community. And we need to have a school
and an education system that is not just teaching
you how to think, but also teaching you how
to act, how to communicate, and how to lead those around you. – We have to ask ourselves, well what is implications for that on how we train students and residents on this professional journey towards improving the health of the communities and the patients. – We’re going through this
process with this mentality of, okay, what are our strengths, how do we keep those strengths, and how do we address weaknesses. – As people are going
through the new curriculum with this focus on leadership, and really paying attention
to their own skillsets, it’s going to make people
a lot more intentional in the way that they’re choosing to learn. – Traditionally, medical schools teach in a very step-wise progression. And sometimes those steps can almost be a little bit disjointed. – What we’re doing with our new model is we’re moving away
from a flip the switch, where you spend two years
mostly in the classroom setting, in a highly engaged classroom setting, and then suddenly moving to two years in the clinical environment. So when you walk into medical school, in the first two weeks, we’re going to have you in
different clinical environments. – It’s going to be kind
of like a trajectory where you increase your
clinical experience while you’re learning. So just as much as you’re
learning your science, you’re also gaining more and
more clinical experience. – [Rajesh] Immediately,
you’ll be tying your science, your classwork, with how
it unfolds in patients, and their families, and their communities, from the beginning. – [Jesse] It’s much more
tangible to remember something if it’s linked to illness,
or a patient you’ve seen, or an experience you’ve had. So you’re gonna remember that much longer than if you
learned it in abstract. – So much of the facts that
are out there are changing. And so it doesn’t make sense to design a medical school curriculum on your ability to master a
certain finite set of facts. What’s much more important is that students have a
great foundation laid. That they’re able to connect
it with a clinical environment. And that they’re able to ask questions, know where to go to get information, know how to assess whether that
information is valid or not, and then be able to bring it back to help their own
learning, close that loop, and then help the patients that triggered those
questions in the first place. – As a core component
of the new curriculum, we are launching a learning community. The name of the learning
community is called the M-Home. – [Rajesh] Students are
gonna be working together in small groups, from day one, getting to know each other in
groups of 12 or 13 students, with two faculty members that will be with you
throughout your entire training. This is a phenomenal community. The students, the faculty, the staff are amazingly collaborative, and are gonna be part of your
journey all along the way. – It was taken for granted
here in a beautiful way, that of course students would be involved at all levels of the curriculum change. – You know, they’re showing us
by our level of involvement, your voice is really what matters in trying to create what we’re
doing for you in the future to make you guys the best
physicians you can possibly be. – [Jesse] There’s a certain culture here and a certain sense of
collaboration and community, and a sense that everyone
has something to contribute. – We are shaping our educational programs to really help you really
achieve your goals, and get advice and
coaching all along the way. We have the best clinical
care delivery system. We have the most amazing
clinical environment, and team members that
are part of that system. We have the best scientists
and scientific educators that can help you learn
within the clinical context. This really is the beginning of a long professional journey for you. And I think Michigan,
with it’s commitment, and it’s dedication, and it’s passion to improving the health of the patients, families, and communities that
we will ultimately all serve, is the place for our students
to start on that journey. It’s enormously exciting. We would love you to share that excitement and that passion with us. (relaxing music)

2 thoughts on “University of Michigan Medical School: Our Curriculum Transformation

  1. Thank for that video because is motivate my purpose…..but there is any way i can get more information about Michigan medical school

  2. i am brazilian and i had a serious work accident and i was taken by ambulances to the musc medical university hospital of charleston SC the hopital musc treated me very well both the musc hospital and dr leon great doctor now unsafe people with AIG claims services because this AIG deceived me in my rights AIG deceived me by not paying my salaries AIG did not pay my compensation and I am still sick to this day because of AIG and because of the default that AIG gave me and AIG did not pay my medical expenses from the hospital musc my expenses today are of 18 thousand that was for insurer AIG pay and did not pay today this debt of musc was for me to pay because AIG defaulted on me and the hospital musc is a warning people do not insure with GROUP AIG inc worst insurer in the world

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