Des Moines University

Innovations in Health Professions Education Series: Implementing Integration in the Pre-Clinical Curriculum

Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Session Description:

In this session, we will discuss in detail the administration of the pre-clinical curriculum at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. We will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of running concurrent longitudinal courses on foundational sciences, doctoring, and clinical skills. A deeper dive into the foundational sciences curriculum will reveal the process by which content is integrated across basic science and clinical disciplines using a variety of pedagogies. Finally, we will end with a spotlight on several unique pedagogies, including one example of a virtual telehealth interprofessional learning event. Participants will leave the session with several concrete ideas for administration of the pre-clinical curriculum, from foundational to health systems sciences.


Nehad El-Sawi, PhD

Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation and Enhancement


Kelly M. Quesnelle, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Event Type

Training and Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE)

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