Guiding Principles

The WR2 Curriculum has 10 Guiding Principles:

  1. The core concepts of health and disease prevention are fully integrated into the curriculum.
  2. Medical education is experiential and emphasizes the skills for scholarship, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.
  3. Educational methods stimulate an active interchange of ideas among students and faculty.
  4. Students and faculty are mutually respectful partners in learning.
  5. Students are immersed in a graduate school educational environment characterized by flexibility and high expectations for independent study and self-directed learning.
  6. Learning is fostered by weaving the scientific foundations of medicine and health with clinical experiences throughout the curriculum. These scientific foundations include basic science, clinical science, population-based science, and social and behavioral sciences.
  7. Every student has an in-depth mentored experience in research and scholarship.
  8. Recognizing the obligations of physicians to society, the central themes of public health, civic professionalism and teamwork & leadership are woven through the curriculum.
  9. The systems issues of patient safety, quality medical care, and health care delivery are emphasized and integrated throughout the curriculum.
  10. Students acquire a core set of competencies in the knowledge, mastery of clinical skills and attitudes that are pre-requisite to graduate medical education. These competencies are defined, learned and assessed and serve as a mechanism of evaluation of the school's success.