As the faculty of the School of Medicine, we will strive to implement these curricular principles:
- We must ensure that our teaching methods and our evaluation system reflect our fundamental goals of training better doctors, improving patient care, and advancing knowledge.
- We must view the four years of medical school as an integrated experience and teach both basic science and clinical skills throughout the curriculum.
- We must utilize methods of instruction that foster active learning throughout our students' careers.
- We must ensure that our students develop patient care and communications skills needed to care for diverse patient populations, as these skills are central to the practice of medicine.
- We must ensure that students develop critical appraisal skills and understand the scientific method as applied to the practice of medicine.
- We must ensure that topics reflecting social, ethical, economic, and professional issues are taught throughout the curriculum and will be integrated within clinical education wherever possible.
- We must ensure the success of our curriculum by providing the necessary resources, faculty time, and rewards for medical student teaching activities.
- We must continuously update the curriculum to keep pace with the rapid advances in the scientific underpinnings of medicine.
- We must provide broad elective, investigative, and other special program opportunities for students to explore science and medicine beyond the required curriculum and develop their individual potential to the fullest.
- We must ensure that we support a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the medical school community.