Pillar I: Innovative Personalized Education
 

E1. Pathways to the College of Medicine – Phoenix

Attract and recruit diverse students of the highest caliber to serve our communities.

  • E1a. Enhance Scholarship Funding:
    • Enhance scholarship funding to enable qualified students to afford medical education.
       
  • E1b. Recruit Highest Quality Students:
    • Implement strategies and methods to attract, recruit and retain College of Medicine – Phoenix MD graduates for Arizona.
       
  • E1c. Increase Class Size:
    • Address the physician shortage in Arizona by developing a plan to expand the medical school class.
       
  • E1d. Grow Graduate Programs:
    • Support graduate programs and assess the feasibility, financial viability, strategic value and impact of program expansion.
E2. Personalize Medical Education

Create innovative programs to enhance personalized medical education.

  • E2a. Time-variable Degrees​:
    • Develop and chart the potential implementation of a three-year degree program with coordinated residency placement.
       
  • E2b. Competency-Based Curriculum​:
    • Develop and implement a competency-based approach to assessment using Entrustable Professional Activities to enable time-variable, competency-based progression to residency training in multiple specialties.
       
  • E2c. Dual Degree Support:
    • Support and enhance access to dual degree programs to enhance the impact of our graduates.
E3. Invest in Faculty

Enhance the pedagogical excellence of the faculty.

  • E3a. Career Development​:
    • Develop paths for faculty professional and career development as it relates to curriculum delivery, clinical teaching, scholarly achievement and career progression.
       
  • E3b. Acknowledge Achievements:
    • Develop incentives and awards to recognize faculty achievement.
       
E4. Advance Research Through Education at Every Level

Increase the ability of students, residents, fellows and faculty to do research of national distinction.

  • E4a. Undegraduate Medical Education​:
  • E4b. Graduate Medical Education:
    • Increase the scholarship and research productivity of graduate medical education trainees.
  • E4C. Clinical Research:
    • ​Develop educational programs in clinical research for faculty, residents and trainees.
E5. Expand Graduate Medical Education While Enhancing Diversity and Excellence

Enhance the breadth and national distinction of residency and fellowships programs to attract diverse physicians of the highest quality in order to enhance medical student education and to meet the strategic needs of clinical partners and our community.

  • E5a. Strengthen Residencies​:
    • Evaluate and strengthen current College of Medicine - Phoenix residency programs to serve the needs of Arizona.
       
  • E5b. Develop New Residencies:
    • Create a plan for developing new residency and fellowship programs to serve educational, programmatic and health care needs.
  • E5c. Evaluate Graduate Medical Education Funding:
    • ​Evaluate the funding and support of graduate medical education teaching in order to assure adequate resources for program success.
  • E5d. Prepare the Physicians of Tomorrow:
    • Prepare residents to become the “physicians of tomorrow” through innovative training in distinctive areas, including interprofessional education, quality improvement/patient safety, high value care, bioinformatics, precision medicine and clinical decision analysis.