Virtual PANEL DISCUSSION:  May 5th, 2022, 4:15-5:30PM

Curriculum Revision for Pre-Clerkship and Clerkship Years: Experience and Insights from the Field. A Panel Discussion

Join with colleagues from other institutions to hear their experiences in shortening the pre-clerkship and lengthening the clerkship phases of the curriculum. Members of the panel will briefly summarize their curriculum, and then be available to answer questions from participants including, for example, how they prepared faculty for the change, the guiding principles and frameworks used to achieve integration in teaching and/or assessments and how they were able to create scholarship out of the curriculum reform process etc.

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Members of the Panel:

Eva Aagaard, MD, Professor, Medicine, Vice Chancellor and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine

   A practicing general internist, in her current leadership role, she oversees health profession and graduate sciences
   training at the School of Medicine. This includes spearheading a large-scale curriculum reform effort in the
   MD program, and promoting the development of multiple initiatives to promote the career development and success
   of educators on campus. A practicing general internist, in her current leadership role, she oversees health profession
   and graduate sciences training at the School of Medicine. This includes spearheading a large-scale curriculum reform
   effort in the MD program, and promoting the development of multiple initiatives to promote the career
   development and success of educators on campus.

Overview of Gateway curriculum 
Currently accepting 3rd class and the first students are in Phase 2 (aka the core clinical year).

Janet Corral, PhD, Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona Tucson

   Overseeing the four years of the MD program degree, she focuses on curriculum as a social structure to enact
   innovation in the learning sciences and competency-based education. Her research focuses on developing trainees’
   expertise in ill-structured domains, including the use of analytics and human factors approaches to bring about
   solutions in a systems context.  She has won awards for curriculum design, simulation, and educational leadership.
   Currently, she is an executive board member of Best Evidence Medical Education.

   Overview of curriculum


Donna Russo, PhD, Interim Vice Dean for Educational Affairs, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education, Drexel University

   Dr. Russo provides oversight for all aspects of the medical education program. She is a professor in the Department of
   Microbiology and Immunology and serves as co-thread director for Medical Microbiology. Dr. Russo has over 60
   publications, abstracts and presentations in the field of medical education as well as immunobiology. She joined the
   faculty at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (now DUCOM) in 2000 as a full-time educator and has since served in
   various roles including Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Associate Dean for Year 1 and 2 Educational
   Programs. She has been the Faculty Lead and Chair for our Liaison Committee on Medical Education Accreditation
   (LCME) Self Study Task Force in 2011-13 and 2019-21. She has also participated in ten ad hoc LCME. accreditation teams
   at other schools.   Foundations_and_Frontiers

Geoffrey Talmon, MD, M.Ed Associate Dean for Medical Education, Professor, Pathology and Microbiology, and Vice Chair Medical Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center

   Dr. Talmon is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of
   Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, specializing in gastrointestinal, renal, liver, and
   transplant pathology. Dr. Talmon serves as Associate Dean for Medical Education for the College
   of Medicine, the Department of Pathology and Microbiology’s Vice Chair of Medical Education, and
   program co-chair for UNMC Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology Program.  He
   was the inaugural director of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators and first James
   Linder Distinguished Residency Director Chair.    Curriculum Schematic-Talmon