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Curriculum Development Committee

Curriculum Revision Goals

  • An integrated curriculum in which there is a less delineated division between the basic and the clinical  sciences
  • A significant reduction in lecture hours
  • An expansion of small group  activities (case-based, problem based, team-based instruction)
  • Opportunities to get students more heavily involved in clinical activities in the first two years
  • Better prepare students to deal with impending changes in the USMLE structure
  • Earlier identification of students with interpersonal or communications issues that would negatively impact their ability to relate to patients.
  • Closer integration between basic and clinical faculty in the education process.
  • Increase interaction between clinical faculty and students in the first two years
  • Increase interaction between basic science and clinical faculty (and students) in the last two year

Contact Us

Office of Medical Education
910 Madison, Suite 1002
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone:901-448-5506
Fax: 901-448-1488

The College of Medicine solicits your ideas for curriculum reform. Please send comments and suggestions to:
Robert Shreve, Associate Dean for Medical Education