Despite vast advances in biomedical research and technology, the medical school curriculum has remained mostly static for the past half century. However, a select group of medical schools have begun to implement innovative curricula based on new methods of physician training and technologies for learning that integrate basic science with clinical medicine (e.g., Patient-Based Learning, Organ Modules, Computer Simulation of Procedures, and E-Learning). This conference will convene medical school deans, medical students, new physicians, senior physicians, governing boards, accrediting institutions, and health profession educators to discuss these curricula and new technologies in medical school education. The goals of this conference are to highlight new models for physician training motivated by advances in science and technology, to consider how to more closely link science and clinical training in the medical school curriculum, and to make this information available for dissemination to the public.
This conference is the inaugural meeting of our Translational Medicine Initiative.
This event is funded in part by the Life TechnologiesTM Foundation.
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