A 21st Century Approach
to Medical Education
The School of Medicine’s new curriculum emphasizes personalized care.
When Johns Hopkins leaders first started talking about a new curriculum, they
began with a clean slate and a pointed
question: How will medicine be practiced
10 years from now?
That was six years ago. Today, as the class of 2013 becomes the
first to experience the new medical school
curriculum, leaders find that things have
changed much as they anticipated.
The federal government is talking seriously
about national health insurance.
The patient population is increasingly
international and diversified. “We’re preparing
our students to take care of malaria
or dengue fever just as much as the common
cold or influenza," says David Nichols,
vice dean for education. And the
explosion of scientific knowledge has not
let up. “Since the volume of information
is so great, we have to create a way for
students to organize and think about and
apply that information to patients."