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College of Medicine Set to Launch New Lead. Serve. Inspire. Curriculum in Fall 2012 


The Ohio State University College of Medicine will roll out a brand new curriculum to the incoming class of 2012. The Lead. Serve. Inspire. (LSI) Curriculum has been developed to prepare tomorrow’s physicians to deliver the highest quality care to a diverse population of patients.

It has been more than 100 years since the last major change in medical education in this country. With the shift in the nature of disease from acute illness to chronic multisystem disease, the technological explosion, and an ever-increasing knowledge about disease and management, the need to enhance and improve our curriculum has never been greater.

At the center of the new Lead. Serve. Inspire. curriculum are clinical experiences that will help students apply foundational science concepts to patient care. The key aspects of the LSI curriculum framework include:

• Three-part curriculum that takes four years to finish
• Fully integrated basic science and clinical science
• Early longitudinal practice based clinical service that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real patients
• Self-directed learning with multiple assessment methods to provide individualized learning by standardized outcomes
• Faculty coaching to support strong clinical skills
• Project work that requires critical thinking and synthesis
• Clinical problem solving in a team-based environment

The goal of the LSI curriculum is to ensure that all students are prepared to excel in their chosen post-graduate residency programs and from there, to move on to their areas of specialization and physician practices.

Visit the Lead. Serve. Inspire site for more information on the new curriculum, including an outline of the framework, FAQ’s, and a contact list.


Posted on 2-Nov-11 by Geier, Eric
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