Join the faculty from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas to discuss our experiences with the foundational sciences curriculum in light of changes to USMLE Step 1 scoring. The webinar will cover current curricular challenges, and how our faculty are addressing the vertical integration of the foundational sciences.
1. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating basic science education in the context of changes to USMLE Step 1 scoring.
2. Define the roles of faculty in designing and implementing timely basic science education that underpins clinical reasoning skills (foundational thinking).
3. Demonstrate how basic and clinical sciences can be interwoven using spiral integration and focused exposures to basic science concepts
Nadia Ismail, MD is the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Baylor College of Medicine School of Medicine (BCM SOM) in Houston Texas. Her interests include curriculum development and assessment. She currently leads efforts for the curriculum renewal project at BCM SOM.
David Rowley, PhD is the Assistant Dean of Foundational Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. His interests are in curriculum renewal and pedagogy of foundational sciences training and integration. He has many years of experience in foundational coursework.
Munder Zagaar PharmD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Foundational Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM SOM) in Houston, Texas. He is currently the director of pharmacology and lead its integration for the curriculum renewal project at BCM SOM. Munder has 10 years experience in curriculum development and learner-centered teaching for health profession students from diverse backgrounds. His interests include integrating clinically relevant pharmacology using equitable assessment and instructional design.