refreshing medical curriculum

After five-years of consultation and planning, the Faculty of Medicine launched its new undergraduate medical program (MDCM) curriculum in fall 2013, marking an important redesign milestone in the long history of what is Canada’s first medical school.

“Patient at Heart and Science in Hand,” reaffirms the faculty’s commitment to the health needs of Quebec and beyond by emphasizing both the hard knowledge and soft skills that make an excellent doctor. Our populations are aging, technology has transformed our ways and tools, we are increasingly global and genomics is opening up pathways never before thought possible.

To remain a step ahead, the new curriculum features core components that include primary care, evidence-based medicine, life-long learning and inter-professionalism. Recognizing the vital role of family physicians in health care today, students starting out will now spend time in a doctor’s office every month throughout their first year of studies.

In addition to renewing its curriculum, the past year was one of great achievement and investment for the Faculty of Medicine: