Curriculum Renewal and Development

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A Discussion Board is now open for comments, questions, feedback and discussion about the proposed medical school curriculum, released on March 9. You can access the discussion board through Catalyst at​ https://catalyst.uw.edu/gopost/board/sarahs23/36119/​ 

Curriculum structure proposal released for public comment
Five committees charged in the current Design Phase to develop a recommended structure for the new medical school curriculum have completed their work and made recommendations to the Curriculum Renewal Steering Committee.  These recommendations are being presented to the Medical School Executive Committee on Friday, March 7.  During the month of March, a series of listening sessions will be held to discuss the proposal and broadly elicit the perspectives of community members on the proposal.   The proposed structure and schematic can be downloaded below.

Proposed curriculum structure

​Schematic of proposed curriculum structure

We want to hear from you!  Please plan to attend a listening session.  If you have cannot attend but want to submit comments, please send your comments to Sarah Shirley, curriculum renewal manager, at sarahs23@uw.edu  Thank you for participating in this important process. 

Tuesday, March 11: 4:30-5:30PM at Harborview, R&T #117/121 

Friday, March 14:  12:00-1:00PM at UW Health Sciences, T-625

Monday, March 17: 12:00-1:00PM at UW Health Sciences, D-209 - to be video streamed, at http://mediasite.hs.washington.edu/Mediasite/Play/8a1b112cca2345908f4a4890b56098021d [UW NetID required.  See below for access information]

Tuesday, March 18: 8:00-9:00AM at UW Health Sciences, D-209 - to be video streamed, at http://mediasite.hs.washington.edu/Mediasite/Play/525f1199d82747d8bb5825062d9e4fdf1d
[UW NetID required.  See below for access information]

Thursday, March 27: 12:00-1:00PM at UW Health Sciences, D-209

Friday, March 28: 12:00-1:00PM at UW Health Sciences, T-733

Monday, March 31 8:00-9:00AM at Harborview, R&T #109/113 

In addition, Ellen Cosgrove, vice dean for regional affairs, will give Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursday, March 13, 8:00-9:00 in Health Sciences Room T625.  Her talk is titled:  Continuous Curriculum Improvement:  The UW Path to Renewal.

Contact Sarah Shirley, curriculum renewal manager, at sarahs23@uw.edu with questions or comments.


Video stream access information:

  • Mediasite presentations are viewed in your web browser and require the Microsoft Silverlight plugin to be installed.  It's very likely that you already have it, but if not you will be prompted to download and install it.
  • Follow the link in the email to view to the live stream.  It will open the presentation in your web browser.  When the presentation starts you should see live video with synchronized presentation content.
  • To ask a question, click the speech bubble icon in the lower-right corner of the screen and type your question.  It will be submitted to a queue and a moderator will relay your question to the presenter.

​​​Our Renewal Process

2011: Curriculum Pre-Review

A large committee of faculty, students and staff, led by Suzanne Allen and Michael Ryan, assessed the existing curriculum to determine the strengths, gaps, and redundancies.  ​

2012: Visioning Phase

A committee, led by Wylie Burke, developed guiding principles for curriculum renewal.

2012-2013: Steering Phase

Over 300 community members participated in curriculum renewal committees to start the process of re-designing the curriculum.  Robert Steiner and Mark Whipple led the effort.

Autumn 2013: Design Phase - Current Phase

Three curriculum design committees have been charged to flesh out the design for the curriculum phases and will complete their work by spring 2014.

Spring/Summer 2014

Course and clerkship design committees will develop curriculum phase content.

Autumn 2015

The new curriculum is slated to begin.​

Frequently asked questions about curriculum renewal process


Calendar

Upcoming Meetings

Patient Care Committee
Date: Thursday, 12/5
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: K150, Health Sciences

ITS Committee Retreat
Date: Monday, 12/9
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: A325, Health Sciences

Patient Care Committee
Date: Thursday, 12/12
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: D310, Health Sciences

Foundations Committee
Date: Wednesday, 12/18
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: I132, Health Sciences

Patient Care Committee
Date: Thursday, 12/12
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: D310, Health Sciences

Patient Care Committee
Date: Thursday, 1/09
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Location: A325, Health Sciences

Patient Care Committee
Date: Thursday, 1/16
Time: 3:30-5 pm
Location: A325, Health Sciences

ITS Committee Retreat
Date: Thursday, 1/16
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: A325, Health Sciences

Past Meetings

ITS Committee
Monday, 10/28

Patient Care Committee
Tuesday, 10/29

Foundations Committee
Friday, 11/01

Patient Care Committee Retreat
Friday, 11/8

Foundations Committee
Friday, 11/8

ITS Committee
Thursday, 11/14