Rush Medical College readies 'flipped classroom'

May 19, 2017

The trend in American medical education toward a “flipped classroom” model continues to grow. This approach moves lectures outside class time, often via video and other interactive materials, while reserving the classroom for group work on case studies.

Educators believe the hands-on aspect of case study work helps future doctors make clinical connections sooner and better complements their time learning in the clinical environment.

Rush Medical College is one of only a handful of institutions in the U.S. to fully convert its classroom learning to the “flipped” model. After a number of successful pilot programs, this is set to debut with RMC’s incoming first-year class in fall 2017. The renewed curriculum was designed collaboratively by faculty, students and staff.

RMC was recently part of a feature on the Association of American Medical Colleges website about the flipped model, with commentary from dean Ranga Krishnan, MB ChB.

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