Title

Integration of clinical anatomical sciences in medical education: Design, development and implementation strategies

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Translational Anatomy, Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2021-07-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Anatomy | Medical Education | Radiology

Abstract

For the last 20 years, undergraduate medical education has seen a major curricular reform movement toward integration of basic and clinical sciences. The rationale for integrated medical school curricula focuses on the application of knowledge in a clinical context and the early ability to practice key skills such as critical thinking and clinical problem-solving. The method and extent of discipline integration can vary widely from single sessions to entire programs. A challenge for integrated curricula is the design of appropriate assessments. The goal of this review is to provide a framework for clinical anatomy educators with definitions of integration, examples of existing integration models, strategies, and instructional methods that promote integration of basic and clinical sciences.

Keywords

anatomy education, cognitive integration, curriculum integration, teaching innovation

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/ca.23736

Source

Khalil MK, Giannaris EL, Lee V, Baatar D, Richter S, Johansen KS, Mishall PL. Integration of clinical anatomical sciences in medical education: Design, development and implementation strategies. Clin Anat. 2021 Jul;34(5):785-793. doi: 10.1002/ca.23736. Epub 2021 May 3. PMID: 33905130. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

33905130

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