Curriculum innovation

Curriculum Innovation graphic

As the medical knowledge base expands, innovations in technology occur, and the health care needs and expectations of Canadians evolve, we are taking steps to prepare our medical students to be the physicians of the future. We are constantly making changes to our curriculum to ensure our students are not only prepared to meet today’s challenges but are at the forefront of delivering the health care of tomorrow. 


In this section:

Drs. Sanjeev Sockalingam, Jay Rosenfield and Dean Trevor Young

The Medical Psychiatry Alliance:  a unique partnership to improve patient care

Megan Woolner

MEETing the needs of the whole individual
The Make Every Encounter Therapeutic (MEET) elective focuses on creating connections between physician and patients

LInC student Justin in an ophthalmology clinic

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships offer an opportunity for MD students to participate in the comprehensive care of patients over time


Students Erin and Michal

Housing security brought to light through community health placements


CanMEDS framework diagram

A new framework for a competency-based approach to medical education

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The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LInC) gives students the opportunity to participate in clerkship in a new and innovative way. The program’s success and the positive response from students and preceptors led to its expansion.

Graphic depicting number of students participating in LInC





















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