Curriculum Overview/Diagram

Philosophy

This curriculum introduces a pedagogical foundation and specific learning designed to assure achievement of high-level intended learning outcomes and to help students mature as individuals and professionals ready to assume personal responsibility for their actions and decisions, learning throughout their lives, advocating for all patients, and providing the highest-quality medical care with the highest ethical standards.

Maps of the Curriculum:

At the University of Michigan Medical School we educate individuals to provide exemplary patient care and graduate physicians who assume leadership roles in the areas of medical practice, research and teaching.

Students learn the material in ways that are similar to how they will use it as physicians, by reflecting on knowledge and facts, posing clinical questions, and using evidence to guide decision making. In addition to teaching the scientific principles of health and disease, the curriculum emphasizes patient communication and the influence of cultural and social issues on health.

Developed to challenge our students and help them to mature cognitively and professionally, our curriculum is presented in sequences and modules that integrate biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, social/behavioral sciences and patient care skills.