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UT Medical Branch School of Medicine at Galveston (UTMB)

UTMB has a longstanding commitment to, and track record of success in, developing innovative medical curricula. The current Integrated Medical Curriculum at UTMB is an example of successfully identifying academic goals, implementing cooperative efforts across medical disciplines and achieving improvements in measurable educational outcomes. The UT TIME initiative provides an opportunity to extend these principles to premedical education, to further innovate our curriculum and to strengthen partnerships with UT System institutions. UTMB proposes to achieve the objectives of the TIME initiative with an educationally sound process emphasizing a Pre-Health Professions Program, competency-based advancement, professional identify formation and inclusion of non-traditional topics important to future physicians.

The overarching structure of the initiative begins with identification of educationally-appropriate goals which will form the basis for judging success in both learners and the educational program. UTMB will collaboratively identify competencies that students must demonstrate at key milestones - before provisional admission to the medical program and before moving to the medical campus. UTMB will collaborate with the A-PRIME TIME partner institutions to:

  • Develop a Pre-Health Professions Academy utilizing the existing UTMB McGovern Student Society structure as a template for developing a supportive atmosphere which provides students a longitudinal home for mentoring, experiential learning, professional and cultural adaptation relevant to professional identity formation, and career choice.
  • Establish learner competencies appropriate for program entry, provisional acceptance to medical school and completion of the MD degree utilizing educationally sound instructional strategies such as PBL, TBL and practical experiences, and establish appropriate competency assessment strategies, such as problem-solving MCQ exams, communication challenges and performance-based OSCEs. This will require revision or creation of premedical courses tailored to health professions and creation of medical school experiences focused on student learning.
  • Develop conceptual approaches to professional identity formation and assessment capitalizing on the perspectives of the more than two dozen faculty members of UTMB’s Institute for the Medical Humanities and UTMS-H’s McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics.

Contacts


Ainsworth, Michael , Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Office: Marvin Graves 1.216 / Phone: 409-772-2109
email: mainswor@utmb.edu

Asimakis, Gregory , Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs
Office: Marvin Graves 3.104 / Phone: 409-747-1748
email: gasimaki@utmb.edu

Brody, Howard , Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities
Office: Primary Care Pavilion 2.301 / Phone: 409-772-9386
email: habrody@utmb.edu

Frye, Ann , Assistant Dean for Educational Development
Office: Marvin Graves 1.204 / Phone: 409-772-2791
email: awfrye@utmb.edu

Holden, Mark , Director, Educational Innovation
Office: John Sealy Annex 4.118 / Phone: 409-772-1176
email: mhiolden@utmb.edu

Lieberman, Steven , Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Office: Administration 5.106 / Phone: 409-772-3619
email: slieberm@utmb.edu

Rowen, Judith , Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs
Office: Marvin Graves 1.214 / Phone: 409-747-0267
email: jrowen@utmb.edu

Szauter, Karen , Medical Director, Standardized Patient Program
Office: Marvin Graves 3.312 / Phone: 409-772-6300
email: kszauter@utmb.edu

Contact information


A-PRIME TIME

Dr. Hugo Rodriguez, Director
Office: BRHP 1.124
Phone: 956-882-5046

Elizabeth Peña
Office: BRHP 1.313
Phone: 956-882-7156

 

Biomedical Research
and Health Professions
BRHP 2.101

Phone:  956-882-5000

Fax:  956-882-5003

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