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 implemented 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
 

Read more about our new curriculum


Sections: Integrated Curriculum | E-Learning | Important Dates


Foundational Science Students Working in the UToledo Simulation Center

Foundational Science Students Working in the UToledo Simulation Center

Foundational Science Students Working in the Simulation Center

Foundational Science Students Working in the UToledo Simulation Center

 

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

Curriculum Scheme (PDF)


e-Learning

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


Important Dates

2019-2020 School Year

Subject to change.

Rising M2 – Class of 2022
  • Thread 3: ECOsystems Begins: Monday, July 22, 2019
    Cardiovascular System: July 9 – August 23
    Pulmonary System: August 26 – September 27
    Renal System: September 30 – October 18
    Thread 3: ECOsystems Ends: Friday, October 25, 2019


  • Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Begins: Monday, October 28, 2019

    Gastrointestinal: October 28 – December 6
    Reproductive: December 9 - January 31
    Endocrine: February 3 - February 14
    Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Ends: Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Winter Break: December 21, 2019 – January 3, 2020
  • USMLE STEP 1 Prep & Exam Deadline: February 24 – April 17, 2020
    Step 1 Bootcamp: February 24 - March 13, 2020
    NBME Practice Exam: TBD
    Step 1 Qualifying Exam: March 16, 2020
    USMLE Step 1 Exam Deadline: April 17, 2020
  • Bridge-to-Clerkships: April 27 – May 1, 2020 
 

Rising M1 – Class of 2023
  • Orientation: August 5 – 9, 2019
    Classes Begin: Monday, August 12, 2019

  • Thread 1: Cellular Disease Begins Monday, August 12, 2019

    Thread 1: Cellular Disease Ends: Monday, December 20, 2019

  • Winter Break: December 21, 2019 – January 3, 2020

  • Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior Begins: Monday, January 6, 2020
    Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior Ends: Friday, May 8, 2020

  • Summer Break: TBD
 

Holidays
Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019
Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20, 2020

***Please note there may be additional breaks between systems or threads***

Printable PDF, 2019-2020


Contact Us

Jeremy Laukka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Education & Neurology
Associate Dean for Foundational Science Curriculum
Director of Body Donation Program
419.383.4903
Jeremy.Laukka@utoledo.edu

Kelly Kovacs, BBA
Academic Coordinator, M1 Class 
419.383.4407
Kelly.Kovacs@utoledo.edu

Stefanie Bias
Academic Coordinator, Principles of Clinical Medicine
419.383.6454
Stefanie.Bias@utoledo.edu

 

Kristin McKeown, BA
Academic Coordinator, M2 Class
419.383.4429
Kristin.McKeown@utoledo.edu

 

Last Updated: 8/5/19