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University of Washington School of Medicine

Understand how this school is incorporating clinical training during the basic science years and basic science into the clinical years.
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An instructor teaches a medical student how to measure blood pressure on a patient.

Joined January 2016

The University of Washington School of Medicine is implementing a new curriculum structure across its sites in Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska and Idaho that incorporates clinical training during the basic science years and basic science into the clinical years.

Students begin with a foundation phase, continue with a 12-month patient care phase and end with a 15-month career exploration and focus phase.

2017 Spring Consortium Meeting

Poster presented: Use of a Webinar Platform for a USMLE Step 1 Board Review Course Across Regional Medical Campuses

Need/gap addressed: A common review of materials in preparation for USMLE Step 1 presented across regional campuses helps to standardize and ensure student preparation in core content areas.


Principal investigator: Michael Ryan, MD
Associate dean, curriculum

The AMA awarded each consortium member a grant for its transformative medical education projects in key innovation areas.

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