UVA School of Medicine Debuts New Biomedical Sciences Curriculum
On Friday, the University of Virginia School of Medicine debuted a new biomedical sciences curriculum.
Professors, students, and administrators gathered in their new classroom space to celebrate and reveal details about what the changes will be.
The faculty wanted to provide students with a flexible curriculum so they can choose classes and research that meets their interests. Another goal of the new curriculum is to get students doing research much earlier in the program.
Amy Bouton, the associate dean for graduate programs for the school of medicine said, "This curriculum is designed to integrate areas of research from many different initial areas that have been considered to be separate."
All students are expected to complete a 12 week integrated core course. Then students will take advanced classes, according to their interests, that will occur in six week modules.
The students will start the program on Monday morning with an orientation.
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