STORIES FROM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

A Vision for Blended Learning

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Within the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Medical School is implementing blended learning through our Forward Curriculum, in which case-based learning is being used to enhance and contextualize knowledge within the 10 integrated longitudinal blocks. The new curriculum will establish a foundation of medical knowledge in 18 months, thus getting students into clinical experiences a semester earlier than the current model.

Colleen Cobey & Sue Wenker

AJAY SETHI

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