Our mission is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to be collaborative physicians, educators and researchers with a focus on the health of underserved and vulnerable populations.
Tasked with the mission of preparing students for leadership positions in a rapidly evolving era of healthcare delivery, faculty and students across New Jersey Medical School (and allied schools of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences) collaboratively engaged in developing an innovative curriculum being phased in with the incoming Class of 2019.
The innovative New Jersey Medical School Curriculum for the medical degree program focuses on the following 4 major themes:
The curriculum consists of 3 phases as illustrated in the diagram above.
Threads through the curriculum that highlight important areas addressed across all 4 years, such as:
TEACHING MODALITIES AND ASSESSMENTS
The new curriculum integrates system-based learning throughout medical school to allow students to better understand the disease process and management. Students are exposed to a wide variety of innovative interactive learning formats such as:
Traditional learning formats such as lectures, small group exercises, problem based learning, and workshops continue to play an integral part of the student educational experience. Early exposure to patients through the longitudinal preceptorship program provides opportunities for students to be part of patient-centered care and to engage in lifelong learning.
In addition to summative assessments and shelf exams, the new curriculum has a robust formative assessments of the students throughout the curriculum. Formative assessments allow students to reflect and improve on their own skills in real time.
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