September 30, 2016

From the Pages of Medicine at Michigan Magazine: A Year of Transformation

Faculty and students strive for impact and excellence during first year of new Medical School curriculum

Medical students at ceremony stand with white coats slung over their arms

Incoming medical students receive their white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

Student evaluations of the new Doctoring program and the Chief Concern course, in particular, far exceeded expectations during the first year.

Among the new curricular elements launched in 2015 were the M-Home learning communities, a rich network of peers and faculty bonded together through service learning, educational enrichment and wellness that spans all four years. Doctoring, a course where small groups of 12 students and two faculty members learn clinical skills and professional competencies essential to patient-centered care, was also launched.