Appendix A USU F. EDWARD HÉBERT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM REFORM PROJECT Draft Templates Current as of 20 October 2010
Overview of USU Molecules to Military Medicine Curriculum (For Implementation, August 2011) August 2011 Pre Clerkship Instruction (MS-I) MS-I Pre Clerkship Instruction (MS-1) January 2013 Pre Clerkship Instruction (MS-II) Basic Core Clerkship Block Location 1 Core Clerkship Block Location 2 Tentative MS-II January 2014 Core Clerkship Block Location 2 (cont) Core Clerkship Block Location 3 Adv Didactics/ Prep & Step I** Advanced Clinical Rotations Tentative Tentative MS-III October 2014 1 May 2015 Admin/ Step II*** Advanced Clinical Rotations MCM* Capstone Project Clinical Electives and/or Continuation of Capstone Adv. Clinical Rotation Adv. Clinical Rotation MS-IV Vacation * MCM: Military Contingency Medicine/Bushmaster Field Exercise ** Includes 4 Weeks of Dedicated Step I Study/Prep Time *** Step II Taken Between April and September – Prior to Capstone Pre-Clerkship Lead-Up Training Post-Clerkship Assessments 2
Vacation (Note: Spring Break Dates TBD) Overview of Pre-Clerkship Instruction – Part I (Entire MS-I Year) MS-I Field Exercise* Anatomic Laboratory (Gross Anatomy) Scientific Fundamentals Musculoskeletal Integument** Cardio/Pulm/ Renal** Neuroscience/Neurobiology /Behavior ** GI/Nutrition/ Metabolism/ Development** Clinical Fundamentals Aug 2011 Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan 2012 Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Case Based Learning (correlating with System/Disease Units) Clinical Experience (correlating with System/Disease Units) * Introductory, Multi-Day Military Medicine Field Exercise —October ** Precise Duration (weeks) of Integrated, System/Disease Based Units TBD Scientific Fundamentals (Key Aspects of Immunology, Biochemistry, BioStatistics, etc.) Case-Based Learning Clinical Fundamentals (ex: Ethics, Human Context, ICM-I, etc) Anatomic Laboratory Clinical Experiences System/Disease Based Units** 3
Pre-Clerkship Instruction – Part 2 (1st Half, MS-II Year) MS-II Field Exercise (Exact Timing TBD) Case-Based Learning System/Disease Based Units Clinical Experiences Vacation 4
Overview of Core Clerkships – 52 weeks Starts 2nd Half, MS-II Year & Extends to 1st Half, MS-III Year Jan 2013 May 2013 Aug 2013 Dec 2013 Location 2 (Cont) Formative Core Clerkship Block 3, Location 3 Tentative Plan for 60 students in each 16-week block; 20 students in each 5-week rotation, likely spread over 5 core sites; 4 students/rotation at each site 5
Pairing of Core Clerkships (16 Week Blocks)* Horizontal emphasis: Palliative care, Substance abuse, geriatrics, *Note: Goal is to provide at least 1 block (16 wks) of geographic continuity per student in Class of 2015. Ultimate Goal is 2 continuity blocks (max) for Class of 2017. Location (& occasionally content) of continuity blocks may vary from student to student. 6
Overview of Post-Clerkship PeriodAdvanced Didactics/Advanced Clinical Rotations (Starts 2nd Half, MS-III & Extends Through First Part, MS-IV Year) Apr 2014 Jan 2014 Sept 2014 Advanced Didactics/Step I Prep & Exam Advanced Clinical Rotations (below) and Electives at Potential GME sites* Month Emergency Medicine Elective Week Medical SI/Elective Surgical SI/Elective Neurosciences** Anesthesia Admin/ Step II *** SI = Sub-Internship Advanced Didactics: 12 weeks Advanced Clinical Rotations– 24 weeks, order individualized for student * Flexible scheduling allows for potential remediation, per OSA direction ** Neurology, Neurosurgery or Pediatric Neurology for students who have not done neurology in a earlier clerkship period *** Step II Exam to be taken between Apr-Sept of MS-IV Year; Admin block may need to be expanded to allow for a 3 week prep. period.
Post-Clerkship Training (Remainder, MS-IV Year) May 2015 Oct 2014 Jan 2015 MCM* Capstone Project** Advanced Clinical Electives*** and/or Capstone Project *Military Contingency Medicine (Includes Bushmaster Field Exercise). **Capstone Projects will require a minimum of 3 months to complete, however different projects/tracks may have unique requirements, so the amount of time that must be accomplished in a consecutive fashion may vary. ***Advanced Clinical Electives can include traditional sub-internships, additional clinical electives, humanitarian electives, operational rotations, and/or specialized research. These electives will be tailored to individual student interests and/or needs & will be based on guidance from the Office of Student Affairs. ****All students will average at least 8 hours of patient care related activities per week. 8