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Curriculum Development for Medical Education

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December 2015



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Curriculum Development for Medical Education

A Six-Step Approach

third edition

Based on a proven six-step model and including examples and questions to guide application of those timeless principles, Curriculum Development for Medical Education is a practical guidebook for all faculty members and administrators responsible for the educational experiences of medical students, residents, fellows, and clinical practitioners.

Incorporating revisions driven by calls for reform and innovations in medical education that challenge established teaching models, the third edition includes an awareness of new accreditation standards and regulatory guidelines. The authors have expanded their discussion of survey methodology for needs assessment and stress the importance of writing competency-based goals and objectives that incorporate milestones, entrustable professional activities, and observable practice activities. With updated examples focusing on interprofessional education, collaborative practice, and educational technology, they describe educational strategies that incorporate the new science of learning. A completely new chapter presents the unique challenges of curriculum development for large, long, and integrated curricula.

Patricia A. Thomas, MD, is a professor of medicine and the vice dean for medical education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. David E. Kern, MD, MPH, is professor emeritus of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA, is an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Belinda Y. Chen, MD, is an instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the director of the longitudinal program in curriculum development at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

"This excellent educational guide is a concrete step-by-step approach to creating a rotation or curriculum in medical education."

"Thoughtful, to the point, and an excellent primer for faculty members who find a curriculum development project in their duties and responsibilities."