Shaping Medical Education: How Students are Leading the Way

Written by Audrea Bose '21 & Sidney Hilker '21
When we were applying to medical school, we imagined that our early months would involve a lot of time taking notes in lecture and studying material from PowerPoint slides or text books. But instead, we spend our days going through real patient cases with small groups of students and faculty. While learning about the circulatory system, we learned how to listen for heart sounds with standardized patients. Most weeks we have team-based learning sessions where we are asked to debate clinical scenarios using the information we have learned with our classmates.

Transforming Our Space to Support 100% Active Learning

Written by Larner College of Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education William Jeffries, Ph.D.
At a recent Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) national meeting I had the privilege of sharing the stage with my colleagues Dr. Kathryn Huggett, Assistant Dean and Teaching Academy Director and Jill Jemison, Chief Information Officer for Health Sciences. As one of three schools selected to present an Innovation Educational Space Transformation, The Larner College of Medicine had the opportunity to showcase the dynamic work happening here on campus to support active learning.