The Next Generation of Medical Education
Dr. Frank Papa recently presented a new approach to thinking about how we teach medical students called Application Oriented Curriculum.
Readers of my Blog know that I have made previous posts on The Difference Between Novices and Experts and Medical Problem Solving. Dr. Papa proposes an approach to medical school curriculum that addresses some of the concerns I raised in those posts.
Application Oriented Curriculum
The goal of this model is to help students construct problem specific knowledge bases that address DDX, EXPLanation, and TX capabilities.
To achieve this goal, students participate in the following five steps:
1. Self directed information acquisition through reading based on the course objectives
2. Faculty modeled clinical reasoning using cases
3. Group case based exercises in the classroom
4. Individual, interactive, online cases
5. Integration of cases in a hierarchy of complexity
To help facilitate this process, Dr. Papas has created a website http://acdet.com/demo
What do you think?