Thomas Jefferson University medical school unveils new curriculum post-merger

Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine updated its four-year medical school curriculum following its recent merger with Philadelphia University.

Officials said the update represents the school's most significant curriculum change in 100 years.

The goal of the change is to teach medical students to "think and do" once they graduate. Ideally, students will be able to understand healthcare from the patient's perspective and consider treatment options based on available resources.

Officials said the new curriculum will also teach students to emphasize preventative care and will integrate clinical education and traditional science courses throughout their educational experience in "phases" rather than requiring students to enroll in courses based upon their year in school.

The incoming medical school class will be the first to participate in JeffMD once classes begin July 28.

To learn more about TJU's updated curriculum, click here.

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