Prepare to vote: How faculty can learn about curriculum transformation
From June 10-24, all University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) faculty members will have the opportunity to vote online on the direction of the new medical student curriculum that is currently being developed by more than 200 faculty, staff and students.
Faculty will continue to have many opportunities to learn about the proposed changes, including at a special town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 3 in Dow Auditorium of the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education. UMMS leadership will present an overview of the curricular transformation — called “Michigan Medicine: Transforming. Creating. Leading.” — and be available to answer questions.
Faculty members who have been part of the planning effort also will be available for discussions at the reception, which will follow immediately in the Towsley lobby.
In addition to information presented at the June 3 town hall, many resources exist online for faculty to learn more about the school’s efforts to create agents of change and lead medicine into the future:
Curriculum Strategic Planning website: http://curriculum.med.umich.edu/
List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the new curriculum: http://curriculum.med.umich.edu/faqs
The short video, “Better Medicine Begins Here: Our Curriculum Transformation,” featuring faculty and students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9foiBtLrsOs.
In the coming weeks, faculty will receive additional information on the new curriculum, including a narrated informational slide deck, videos from UMMS Dean James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., and several faculty members addressing the changes, and also instructions on the voting process.