Design and Rationale of a New UME Curriculum: Recent Plans at one Institution in the Netherlands

October 07
UCSF Health Sciences West
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room HSW-302, San Francisco CA


Medical Education Grand Rounds
Design and Rationale of a New UME Curriculum: Recent Plans at one Institution in the Netherlands

Led by:

T.J. (Olle) ten Cate, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
Director, Centre for Research and Development of Education, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. ten Cate’s home institution, University Medical Center Utrecht, is completing plans for a new UME curriculum starting in 2015. This will include elements of longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs) in a hybrid form for all of their 300-student cohorts. Though not yet implemented, considerable thought has gone into the design and rationale for the new curriculum. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the process of structured curriculum innovation at one medical school.
  • Describe elements of the design of a curriculum with LICs for cohorts of 300 students.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075.