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Case Western Reserve2 (University Program) Curriculum Overview

Programs Leading to an M.D. degree

The Western Reserve2 Curriculum (WR2) has high expectations for self-directed learning, and seeks to train physician scholars who are prepared to treat disease, promote health and examine the social and behavioral context of health and illness. It interweaves four themes of research and scholarship, clinical mastery, teamwork and leadership, and civic professionalism and health advocacy, to prepare students for the ongoing practice of evidence-based medicine in the rapidly changing healthcare environment of the 21st century.

Scholarship and clinical relevance are the benchmarks for learning, and clinical experiences and biomedical and population sciences education are integrated across the curriculum. The WR2 Curriculum also creates an independent, educational environment where learning is self-directed and where student education primarily occurs through:

  1. Facilitated, student-centered learning teams (Case Inquiry)
  2. Large group interactive sessions such as Team-Based Learning or didactic sessions that offer a framework or synthesis of a concept area
  3. Anatomy sessions that afford ample opportunity for dissection
  4. Clinical skills training
  5. Patient-based activities

     

Curricular Structure of the University Program


Foundations of Medicine
and Health


Advanced Clinical Experiences and
Residency Preparation




Basic Sciences 
and 
Early Clinical Training



Core Clerkships

Basic Science 
Integration

Electives and Board Study

USMLE Step 1
 

Acting Internships

Transition to Residency

Advanced Electives

USMLE Step 2 (CK/CS)


Research and Scholarship --> MD Thesis

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Revised 3/07/17