Member Spotlights

OSU Wexner College of Medicine Member Spotlight

Posted:
June 22, 2017
History Our program started in 2007, and now includes the entire OSU Wexner College of Medicine. We now have 78 small groups that meet across all four years, and have representatives from every department serving as small group leaders. Structure Small group Same group for 4 years Mandatory participation Social functions related to the communities Career planning, group…

University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine

Posted:
June 22, 2017
History: Our program started in 2005 as an optional program led by volunteer faculty mentors and student LC reps. In 2015, the program underwent a major overhaul that included the hiring of 11 faculty mentors with protected time to devote to their learning communities, and the introduction of a 4-year learning community course into the curriculum. Program Goals: Our program mission is to…

Stonybrook School of Medicine Learning Communities Program

Posted:
June 22, 2017
History Twenty five years ago, the then science writer for the New York Times, Daniel Goleman, published a landmark book called Emotional Intelligence. This work, based on cutting edge research by the then Professor and now President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, brought to light what many people long knew; IQ was important to success, but perhaps even…

Morehouse School of Medicine

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June 22, 2017
History Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has a short but rich history of producing medical doctors and other health professionals to provide health care and health-related services to America’s poor and under-served. MSM faculty and administration attribute our success to informal mentoring through close person relationships among students and faculty, facilitated by small class size.…

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Colleges

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June 22, 2017
History In 2006, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine  (VUSM) underwent an intentional restructuring of its advisory organization. In search of a system that promoted student wellness and facilitated career planning, the administration drew inspiration from the centuries-old Oxford model to develop the Advisory Colleges Program (ACP), now known simply as The Colleges. As the program…

Learning Communities at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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June 22, 2017
History Our Learning Communities (LCs) were established in 1999 to enhance the activities, opportunities and relationships students encounter beyond the formal curriculum. Each medical and physician assistant student, along with interested faculty and staff, is assigned to one of four communities named for a prominent figure in University of Iowa medicine. Dr. William Bean Learning…

Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine

Posted:
June 22, 2017
History The School of Medicine was founded, as a private not profit educational program on August 1978 with an opening class of 27 students in Monterrey, México. It’s original mission statement intended to educate highly talented medical doctors for national and international contexts. Currently, the Physician and Surgeon program has a total of 1079 graduates, with an extraordinary…

Academic Societies at Kansas University School of Medicine

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June 22, 2017
History This year the University of Kansas School of Medicine marks its 16th year as an institution fostering Learning Communities, known on-campus as Academic Societies. In the beginning, our leaders drew inspiration and design from Harvard Medical School with an original intent that holds true today – to facilitate mentoring relationships between faculty and students. Initially, seven…

Societies Mentorship of the University of Arizona College of Medicine

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June 22, 2017
History We began our LC, which we call the Societies Program, when we revised our curriculum at the University of Arizona in 2006 and moved from longitudinal departmental-based courses to an integrated block-based structure. The Societies Program was envisioned to teach clinical and professional skills in our two-year  “Doctor & Patient” block and provide student support…

Colleges at the University of Virginia School of Medicine

Posted:
June 22, 2017
History The fall of 2010 marked a major turning point for medical education at the University of Virginia. An institution known for its Jeffersonian tradition welcomed an expanded class into a new education building and moved from a discipline-based pre-clerkship curriculum to a systems-based curriculum with a focus on team-based learning. Larger class size, variable schedules and rotation…

Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program of Stanford University School of Medicine

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June 22, 2017
History The Educators-4-CARE (E4C) Program was established in 2008 to enhance the development of medical students as skilled and compassionate physicians. E4C provides a formal curriculum aimed to foster the development of some of our core values: Compassion,  Advocacy,  Responsibility,  and  Empathy from the beginning and throughout medical school. Each incoming…

The Colleges of University of Washington School of Medicine

Posted:
June 22, 2017
History The UWSOM College Program began in 2001 as part of a curriculum review, with the goal of enhancing clinical skills training throughout the 4 years of medical school education linked to a robust mentoring program.  While we had had a strong history of early clinical skills training at the UWSOM, it was increasingly difficulty to ensure truly excellent skills training for all…