In the curriculum of the College of Medicine, students will learn key principles and objectives through a variety of learning experiences focused on interactive and facilitated learning in both the classroom and clinical environments. UNMC encourages learning in small groups and extensively incorporates simulation into its clinical curriculum. Opportunities for longitudinal service learning are also being explored.
Unique features of the curriculum include:
- Integration of basic, clinical, and health systems sciences throughout the curriculum with the goal of facilitating learning and application of basic science knowledge into the clinical environment
- Earlier clinical learning experiences for our students with a greater opportunity for career exploration prior to applying for residency
- An enhanced 4th year with robust learning experiences to facilitate their transition into residency
- Formal incorporation of Health Systems Sciences through purposeful learning experiences and training in areas such as population health, social determinants of health, and patient safety