Re-imagining Medical Education

RIME aims to implement a co-designed curriculum focused on the spiral delivery of patient-centered clinical presentations while providing opportunities for creativity, critical consciousness, and professional identity development through active learning opportunities.

 

 

Initial team (2018) and UMEC Subcommittee (2021)

  • 3 UME students (Kate Brockman, Joshua Low, Zach Urquhart)
  • Rahim Kachra (Director of Teaching Innovation)
  • Mike Paget (Manager, Academic Technologies)
  • Allison Brown (PhD candidate in Med Ed at the time, now Asst Prof in DOM)

process

Process

Started in 2018, using Design Thinking methodology to gain empathy with our end-users and better understand their pain points prior to defining the problem(s) we need to solve.

  • 120+ hours of direct lecture observations 
  • 12 hours of small group observations
  • 179 interviews + 9 focus groups
  • 289 comments from the Wishing Well
  • 316 insights from students, faculty, master teachers, administrators, and course chairs
  • 48 responses to the virtual clerkship survey during COVID-19
  • Individual meetings with course leadership

Principles

Principles

  • Refine the organization, structure and delivery of curricular content.
  • Stimulate creativity & critical consciousness through active learning activities integrated across the clinical presentation spectrum.
  • Cultivate career discovery and actualization through authentic, early clinical experiences.
  • Provide students with a reason to attend medical school.

Pedagogy

Pedagogy

  • Spirality
  • Generalism
  • Patient-centered
  • Integration
  • Preparation for future learning

References

Plan

Plan

  • Engaging all stakeholders in one-on-one and large group meetings to further refine the plan.
  • Modifying structures to allow for a bigger generalist footprint.
  • Development of a communications and feedback strategy. 
  • Prototyping.

2021

Early 2021

- Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) & Strategic Education Committee (SEC) Approval to Proceed with RIME Project.


2021

Mid 2021

- Curriculum Development

- Stakeholder engagement to further refine the curriculum and pre-clerkship structure

- Development of a communications and feedback strategy


2021

Fall 2021

- Presentation of new curriculum to UMEC.

- Changes from UMEC presentation.

- Town halls with the broader CSM community

- Begin prototyping


2022

Winter 2022

- Presentation to SEC and Faculty Council.

- Recruitment of Unit Chairs. 


2022

Spring 2022

- Creation of new courses and course descriptors and update calendar for the MD Program to reflect new curriculum.

- Brief report to CACMS with detailed report in Fall 2022.

- Messaging through UME Admissions for prospective students.

2022

Fall 2022

- Submission to Calendar & Curriculum Subcommittee (CCS) including course numbers, descriptors and briefing note of explanation of change.

- Detailed report to CACMS on curriculum change.

- Submission of unit changes report to Government of Alberta (Education).

- Faculty Development Sessions.


2023

July 2023

- New curriculum rolled out with the Class of 2026.

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