Member Spotlights

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Posted:
August 9, 2018
HISTORY Our program started in 2009 as an advisory program. It still largely is advisory in structure, but over time we have taken on many features of learning communities, and aim to develop this further. STRUCTURE 10 Advisories, each led by a Faculty Advisor Each Faculty Advisor have a tenth of each class. Students in the same advisory share time in our doctoring course as well as other…

University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine

Posted:
March 28, 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…

OSU Wexner College of Medicine

Posted:
February 21, 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…

Georgetown School of Medicine

Posted:
January 30, 2017
The Learning Societies at Georgetown University School of Medicine serve as a platform for the creation of mentor-rich environments for crowd-sourced learning of mindfulness, resiliency, professional authenticity, and leadership. Every student joins one of five Learning Societies- Harvey, Rose, Stewart, Hufnagel and Knowlan upon matriculation, as determined by his or her Academic Family. Click…

Stonybrook School of Medicine Learning Communities Program

Posted:
November 17, 2016
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

Posted:
April 14, 2016
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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April 13, 2016
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

Posted:
September 16, 2014
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…

Academic Societies at Kansas University School of Medicine

Posted:
September 16, 2014
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…

Tecnológico de Monterrey, School of Medicine and Health Science

Posted:
September 16, 2014
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…

Societies Mentorship of the University of Arizona College of Medicine

Posted:
July 29, 2014
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:
July 29, 2014
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

Posted:
June 10, 2014
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:
May 23, 2014
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…

The College Advisory Program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Posted:
May 13, 2014
History The Colleges Advisory Program (CAP) was founded in 2005 by the Deans of the School of Medicine and student leaders of the Medical Student Senate. In the years leading to CAP’s founding, students voiced a strong desire for better relationships with faculty and guidance in navigating the road map of medical training. One student’s comment, “I just want someone to know me…