February 02, 2017

Michigan Medicine Headlines: Medical student curricular transformation takes shape

Beginning today, a series of Headlines stories will examine aspects of the ongoing curriculum transformation and what the changes mean for students, Michigan Medicine and health care

Medical School anatomy lab

On June 25, 2015, Medical School faculty approved eight key elements of a transformed medical student curriculum — a sturdy framework that is driving changes that have already been made, as well as others on the way.

While that date serves as a milestone on a journey that began more than four years ago, much remains to be done as Michigan transforms how it trains graduates to meet the demands of today’s health care system, while also learning how to play an impactful role in the future of medicine.

“This is a journey that will continue to evolve. There will be constant change going forward,” said Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, M.D., associate dean for medical student education and a lead figure in the transformation since U-M received a $1.1 million grant from the American Medical Association to serve as one of 11 schools called to lead change in medical education.

Mangrulkar, the Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education, and other faculty leaders agree that the transformation is meeting early goals of preparing U-M graduates to be leaders and change agents in health care.

To read more about Michigan’s ongoing curriculum transformation, click here.