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Scroll to top of page David L. By Laura Krantz Globe Staff September 20, Harvard Medical School has debuted a major set of changes to its curriculum that the school says will cater to a generation of technologically savvy students and will better prepare them for an ever-changing health care environment.
Students for the first time will complete clinical rotations in a hospital earlier, in the second rather than third year of medical school. The school is also changing its pedagogical style. Advertisement Gone are the days when a professor stood at the front of a cavernous classroom, ticking through slides as students robotically annotated PowerPoint printouts.
Students are now expected to memorize facts on their own time and come to class ready to think on their feet and work in groups, rather than listen to a lecture. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily.
Sign Up Thank you for signing up! Schwartzstein, a Harvard professor who helped develop the new curriculum. The steps are similar to those taken by several other top medical schools, including Vanderbilt University, the University of Oregon, and New York University, and are underway at many others, including Georgetown and Drexel universities.
The curriculum now features more videos created by professors to help students learn, and classroom time is for problem-solving in groups, interviewing patients, and thinking through complex situations that might arise in the ward.
Advertisement Schwartzstein developed his own YouTube videos to describe biological processes students need to learn, which they are expected to watch outside the classroom.
Today, when first-year students such as Kirstin Scott arrive in class, they gather in smaller rooms, split into groups, and solve problems that require them to connect subjects and ideas across disciplines. Teachers must use their time not to spout facts, but to prompt students to reason through problems and scenarios.
The new curriculum does not apply to returning students, like fourth-year Gregory Leya, who will complete his studies in the traditional format. Inevitably, by the end of the year, students discovered how to watch videos of the lecture on fast forward at home, and attendance dwindled.
Leya thinks the changes will be good. Students say YouTube videos are irreplaceable for demonstrating skills like how to tie a surgical knot or draw the brachial plexus, a network of nerves stemming from the spine. In addition to pedagogical changes, students will start practical work much sooner.
Every Wednesday, even in the first year, will give students hands-on time with patients, and in the second year — after 14 months of classwork — students will launch into clinical rotations, where they try many specialty fields, such as pediatrics or anesthesiology.
In the past, students only began working with patients in the third year. With a year of hospital experience under their belts, students will return to the classroom for the third year, where professors believe the more advanced classes will prove more valuable after students understand the practicalities of being a doctor.
The changes at medical schools were inspired by a book by a group of doctors and academics that made waves in the medical school community when it called for a new way to train doctors. At many schools, curriculums had changed little over the past century.
One thing is sure — the changes have not made Harvard a less-demanding medical school.
Contact Laura Krantz at laura. Follow her on Twitter laurakrantz.The student should get an impression of basic techniques carried out in traditional workshops. He should see the differences in machining and processing different materials for different products.
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