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CURRICULUM: Basic Science and Clinical Leaders Collaborate at Education Summit

June 11, 2015

Dr. Scott Ippolito, chair of the Clinical Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee

Dr. Scott Ippolito, chair of the Clinical Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee

The Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) Education Summit, held in Miami on May 28 and 29, brought together Basic Science deans and chairs, and clinical chairs and clerkship directors from throughout the United States. Dr. Dorian Shillingford, head of the Dominica Medical Board, also attended the event.

Much important work was done. The Clinical Sciences Curriculum Subcommittee meeting, chaired by Dr. Scott Ippolito, and comprised also of members from the Basic Sciences curriculum, was open to all attendees. There was good discussion and agreement on how to move forward. “The goal is to evaluate the clinical training at each core clerkship site,” Dr. Ippolito said. There will also be a process for providing feedback to our partners, he said, to ensure continual improvement for the benefit of our students. Curriculum revision and the integration of research into the curriculum were also topics of discussion, and initiatives into which our colleagues are putting tremendous effort.

“We are making great progress,” said RUSM Dean and Chancellor Joseph A. Flaherty, MD. “Still, challenges remain ahead of us. I’m perpetually optimistic. I know that we’re all committed to the mission of providing opportunity for our students and helping them succeed.”


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