Curriculum Renewal: Clinical experiences in core clerkships and electives
October 2016 Retreat at Peoria campus and JUMP Center
The College of Medicine’s Phase 2 and 3 Retreat on October 10-11, 2016 was hosted by our Peoria campus http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu. The focus: to discuss the second and third phases of our curriculum renewal plan, including core clerkships, electives, and beyond. Our question: How will we provide the best clinical experiences for our students?
Attendees of the Retreat were excited to see the UI-COM Peoria campus’ extensive preparations for welcoming their first class of M1s in August, 2017, including sophisticated anatomy lab spaces. Read Peoria Regional Dean Sara Rusch’s thoughts about the curricular innovations here.
The Retreat was held at the JUMP Trading Simulation and Education Center which is a collaboration between OSF Healthcare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is the site of many simulation activities for medical students at the Peoria campus.
About the JUMP Center: Read a blog entry by Greg Podolej MD, who is currently an MHPE student at UI-College of Medicine completing a two-year health education fellowship at JUMP. He describes the importance of simulation in medical education – and references Miller’s Pyramid of clinical competence, which was developed right here at UI-COM. (Miller, GE. The Assessment of Clinical Skills/Competence/Performance; Academic Medicine 1990: 65(9):63-67). http://www.jumpsimulation.org/blog/a-champion-for-medical-simulation/