GOAL

The Biomedical and Foundation Science curriculum is integrated, clinically relevant and uses a layered learning approach to develop competency in applying science to patient care

Success Measures

Class of 2019 will be prepared to take the integrated format of the National Board exam.

Faculty will have implemented engaged learning techniques in the curriculum of the first three years to facilitate student integration of biomedical and foundation sciences into patient care.

Action

Reevaluate the role of the medical school and dental faculty in design and implementation of the biomedical and foundation sciences curriculum.

Success Measure

Identify School of Dentistry faculty to direct the biomedical systems courses.

Define a process for the School of Dentistry Biomedical Sciences co-directors to communicate with and facilitate the integration of biomedical systems courses including Pharmacology, histology, anatomy and I and I

StatUS

On Schedule

Achieve By: Sep 2019

On Schedule

Achieve By: Seo 2020


Action

Design instructional units [courses] for the new curriculum that are based on clinical scenarios with dental and medical significance.

Success Measure

These are designed and taught by teams of scientists and clinicians.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jun 2020


Action

Conduct a series of Faculty Development Workshops that train faculty in engaged learning techniques.

Success Measure

Plan and conduct 3 faculty development courses:

  1. Introduction to teaching, clinical teaching and course directorship

  2. Inclusive teaching practices

  3. Clinical teaching and calibration of clinical competency in the School of Dentistry clinics and Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education sites

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jun 2019


Action

Increase opportunities for engaged learning.

Success Measure

The amount of time spent in lecture will be 20% or less of the curriculum.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jan 2021


GOAL

Incorporate time, flexibility, and guidance in the curriculum to cultivate personalized student development.

Action

A centralized student and faculty dashboard supports the academic progression throughout the curriculum.

Success Measure

Dashboard implemented.

Status

On Schedule

Achieve By: Jun 2020


Stewards: Diane Hoelscher, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Tracy de Peralta, Director of Pathways Program and Curriculum and Assessment Integration