Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a four-year undergraduate medical education program which has been integrated vertically and horizontally to develop learners’ competency in basic and clinical sciences, community engagement, clinical skills and physician competencies. The MD program employs a variety of teaching and learning methodologies, including didactic lectures, independent learning modules, integrated learning sessions, small- and large-group discussions, tutorials, case-based learning, laboratories and self-directed learning. Academic content delivery is shared amongst clinical disciplines and subject areas to provide a truly integrated medical education experience.
Learners in the third year of the MD Program participate as members of the health care team to gain the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide safe patient care. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are units of professional practice, which form the basis of the MD program’s learning and assessment framework. Competency-based education enables the customization of learning plans based on individual learning needs and the flexibility for learners to deeping their understanding of specific medical specialties based on their career planning and individual academic interests.