University of Washington School of Medicine Program Objectives

The UW School of Medicine (UWSOM) Curriculum Committee, the primary governing body for UWSOM’s new curriculum that launched in 2015, approved institutional adoption of the UWSOM Program Objectives for the new curriculum. The eight major core competency domains and their associated objectives serve as the overall UWSOM institutional-level framework, and provide for the development of each individual course in the four-year medical school curriculum.  Each session in every course has unique session-level objectives linked to one or more of the course objectives, and ultimately mapping to one or more program objectives. All student assessments also map to course- and program-level objectives in one of the eight competency domains.  Aligning with this framework allows faculty and students to understand and work from students’ ongoing progress in the medical education developmental trajectory.

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