Re-engineering the Medicine curriculum
|Emeritus Professors Kerry Goulston and Kim Oates|
On Friday 16 March over 100 Faculty members and students from across the Faculty of Medicine and all its Schools gathered to re-engineer the University of Sydney medical curriculum.
The meeting, chaired by the Acting Dean, Professor Bruce Robinson, invited staff and students to comment upon the key recommendations of Emeritus Professors Kerry Goulston and Kim Oates who have led the curriculum review process.
"Regular review of the curriculum involving staff and students is essential if we are to maintain a vibrant and rigorous medical program", said Professor Robinson, instigator of the review. "We need to stay on our toes if we are to remain in a leadership position, resting on our laurels is just not an option."
Issues such as course governance, student numbers, facilities, grading and the teaching of anatomy were amongst the topics discussed.
The final recommendations will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of the Faculty on 4 April at 5pm in the Professorial Board Room.