College of Medicine MD Curriculum

An emphasis on competency-based curriculum

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Launching into the future of medical education

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is embarking on a major curriculum change with emphasis on competency-based curriculum with early clinical experience and seamless integration of foundational and clinical sciences.

KEY ASPECTS OF THE NEW CURRICULUM INCLUDE:
  • Systems-based foundational sciences with clinical integration
  • Greater emphasis on clinical reasoning and clinical skills in all four years
  • Utilization of more innovative educational methods/approaches
  • Focus on interprofessional education, patient safety and career development
 


Curricular Models*

Here are example timelines of the Integrated Systems-Based Science Curriculum:

Curricular Model for M1 and M2
Curricular Model for M2 and M3
Curricular Model for M3 and M4

Download a PDF of the Curricular Models


In-Class Learning

Integrated Curriculum

  • System based learning
  • Systems grouped into “Threads” to facilitate progressive learning
  • Incorporation of different educational methods (E-Modules; Active learning sessions; Team Based Learning; Simulation; etc.)
  • Focus on clinically relevant material and application with collaboration between clinicians and foundational science faculty
  • More emphasis on clinical medicine preparation & skills
  • Early clinical experience

e-Learning

Watch a video montage of the e-learning modules available to students, as part of the new curriculum:


Important Dates, 2017-2019

NEW CURRICULUM
  • Orientation
    Monday, July 30 - Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Classes Begin
    Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Thread 1: Cellular Disease
    Monday, August 6 - Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior
    Wednesday, January 7 - Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Thread 3: ECOsystems
    Monday, July 9 - Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Thread 4: Cycles and Vices
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Friday, February 8, 2019
  • STEP REVIEW
    Monday, February 11 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
 

*New curriculum applies to incoming class of 2017. Subject to change. 

Holidays & Breaks
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Veterans Day
    Friday November 12, 2018
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Winter Break
    Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Summer Recess
    Monday, May 7 - Sunday, July 8, 2019
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Veterans Day
    Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Winter Break
    Monday, December 17, 2019 - Friday, January 4, 2020
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, January 20, 2020
 

Subject to change. 

Last Updated: 6/20/18