Longitudinal Learning

Taking Your Time

Longitudinal learning leads to better development of essential skills.

Medical students in a professional development improv workshop

As students gain clinical and scientific knowledge throughout the four years of medical school, they become more adept at applying what they’ve learned to how they practice medicine.

The same applies to building your professional skills, like leadership, teamwork, and understanding your role at a systems level and how your personal beliefs influence the care you give. 

Lifelong learning is reinforced with longitudinal immersion in several essential competencies. At Michigan, you will have the necessary time to reflect, discover and critically think about the doctor you want to become.

Michelle Daniel, M.D., FACEP, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Competencies that require in-depth development and introspection are integrated with Michigan’s core curriculum across all four years, including: