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Medical Education
Bridges Curriculum

Design Stage: Bridges Leadership Design and Integration Committee (BLDIng)

The Bridges Leadership and Design Integration Committee worked from November 2013 - June 2014 to propose curricular structure, including strategies for assessment, evaluation, faculty and staff development, to the UCSF School of Medicine’s Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy (CCEP). 

Goals

  • Review and revise proposals from the Bridges Anchor Group and Bridges Steering Committees on structure and content of the UCSF Bridges Curriculum.
  • Deliberate and make decisions on UCSF Bridges Curriculum policies and structure.
  • Recommend Bridges policies for CCEP discussion and approval.
  • Refer topics back to Bridges Steering Committees for further study and development as needed.
  • Transition steering function to an existing curriculum committee (e.g. ICSC) stepwise each year after the Bridges launch date (e.g. MS1 curriculum in 2015, MS1 and MS2 curriculum in 2016, etc.)

Deliverables

  • Design a curriculum roadmap that enables students to complete all required core learning and assessment activities within 130 weeks
    • Design flexible strategies to allow students to use additional time for individualized learning experiences (e.g. pathways, advanced degrees)
    • Identify strategies and milestones to allow students to graduate from medical school after completion of required core milestones.
    • Establish dates and competency milestones for each critical transition point (e.g. annual start, stop date, licensing exams, NRMP applications.)
    • Seek feedback from students and faculty to inform decisions
  • Identify key principles to integrate the foundational sciences and clinical skills curriculum, including longitudinal workplace learning experiences
  • Determine hours and placement for curricular components (e.g. systems ground school, longitudinal workplace learning experiences)
  • Adjudicate different perspectives regarding curricular hours for topics
  • Recommend placement and number of assessment weeks throughout the curriculum
  • Recommend committee and coach/mentor structures to support student assessment and entrustment decisions
  • Advise on strategies to address emerging faculty development needs
  • Determine the launch date for Bridges (e.g. 2015, 2016)
  • Propose and implement a reporting and communications relationship with existing curriculum committees (e.g. CCEP, ICSC)
  • Incorporate technology-enhanced learning into the curriculum

BLDIng Committee Membership

  • David M. Irby, PhD (Chair)
  • Ann Chang, MD (Co-Chair)
  • Susan Masters, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Vaishali Patel (Bridges Lead Project Manager)
  • Jenny Crawford (Project Manager)
  • Mark Anderson (Director, MSTP)
  • Phaedra Bell (UME)
  • Bruce Blumberg (Kaiser)
  • Tina Brock (Co-chair Faculty Development)
  • H. Carrie Chen (Pathways, EPAC)
  • Jill Hagey (1st year student)
  • Karen Hauer (Co-Chair, Assessment and Evaluation Committee)
  • Kathy Hyland (Chair, ECCC)
  • Kathy Julian (Faculty)
  • Leigh Kimberg (PRIME)
  • Catherine Lucey (Vice Dean)
  • Pat O’Sullivan (Director, RadME)
  • Ann Poncelet (Chair, ICSC) 
  • Bradley Sharpe (Chair, Bridges Institute Committee) 
  • Kevin H. Souza (Associate Dean) 
  • Ann Stevens (Director, JMP) 
  • Arianne Teherani (Co-Chair, Bridges Assessment and Evaluation Committee 
  • Margo Vener (Chair, CCOC)
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