The Curriculum Redesign Initiative is moving forward into the next phase of work. In recent months the Framework Committee has been working hard to come up with the overall structure of the new curriculum, specifically creating the structural framework, determining program objectives, and defining the curricular phases of the new MD curriculum.
In February 2022, the Framework Committee voted on the following outcomes to guide the next phase of content development:
CREATION OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES
A set of principles to guide all members in the various redesign committees in their work toward a redesigned ISMMS curriculum.
TRANSFORMATION TO A TRIPHASIC FRAMEWORK
Reviews of leading academic institutions led to the redesign to a one-pass, triphasic curricular framework with an 18-12-18 month initial template.
NEW MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
Creation of new MEPOs and alignment of competency framework with Physician Competency Reference Set (PCRS). Includes determination of intra- and interphasic assessment of MEPOs.
EMERGING FEATURES OF PHASES
Proposed features of the 3 phases including curricular thread within and throughout the phases.
As of February 2022, the Framework Committee has concluded its work and handed off the above outcomes to the three working groups of the Content Committee. Content Committee work will begin April 2022.