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.
Students receive readings and discussion questions before each small group session about interesting topic in medicine including:
Brett Worly, MD Program Director of Learning Communities
Joanne Lynn, MD Associate Dean, OSU Wexner College of Medicine
Our program has endured large budget cuts recently, and had to eliminate a Medicine in the Arts Program at the local Art Museum and a popular Olympics event, which previously helped bring more students together across many interests and levels of education. Despite this challenge, we have turned our focus inwards and really succeeded at strengthening our small groups with more faculty members and strong curriculum that is stimulating for medical students and faculty alike. We have also used our OSU Career Development Program to advertise our small group facilitator positions, which has opened up our groups to more leaders from more diverse backgrounds, helping us find leaders that are excited and honored to be a part of our program.