The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix continually strives to teach an evidence-based and pedagogically sound curriculum. As such, there are multiple moving parts of the curriculum that include organ systems-based blocks, longitudinal courses, clerkships and electives. While each curricular unit targets specific, and sometimes unique learning objectives and experiences, we have constructed a number of ways to provide seamless and cohesive content and bridging opportunities for students across the entire curriculum. In addition to our Themes, our Longitudinal Curricular Topics are central to this seamless integration.
The four topics that span the entire four-year medical student curriculum are:
- Cultural Competency.
- Evidence-Based Medicine.
- Precision Medicine.
- Interprofessional Education and Practice.