Curriculum Analysis and Revision Task Force (CART)
Health care is a complex and rapidly changing environment. Medical schools are being challenged to produce physicians capable of successfully navigating complex health care systems and coping with exponentially increasing biomedical knowledge, in the face of diminishing resources and competing curricular priorities.
Educational structures, content, and instruction in medical education appear to be at a critical juncture where revision and revitalization is possible and highly desirable, to improve the quality of our graduates.
The UC College of Medicine responded to this challenge. In November 2009, the Educational Policy Committee voted to convene a special task force to facilitate the development of an integrative curriculum that prepares physicians for practice in the 21st century. These curricular changes are expected to facilitate patient centered practice, reduce content redundancy, and strategically align basic and clinical science content over the four year curriculum.
Faculty members, students, staff and COM leadership have partnered to revise the four year medical student curriculum. Through membership on multiple sub-taskforces, over 120 individuals are engaged in the curriculum analysis and revision process.
Medicine must be ever vigilant and respond to evolving societal needs, changes in health care practice patterns, and scientific advancements. To this end, the new curriculum will be implemented for first year medical students August 2011.
If you need more information about Medical Student Education or the curriculum analysis and revision process at the UC College of Medicine, please contact:
UC College of Medicine
Medical Student Education
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267