As part of our commitment to excellence in medical education, we've begun a comprehensive review of our MB BS curriculum. We will start to implement the refreshed curriculum in the 2014-2015 academic year.
We have an excellent curriculum at HYMS, so much of our current practice and organisation is going to stay just as it is now. But as we carry out the review, we'll use this page to keep you up-to-date with all the developments we propose.
Stage 1: Initiation (November 2012 to February 2013)
We completed the preliminary work for the review, including identification of the review's focal points, establishing a management team, a stakeholder group, and focal point workshops. We also developed a timeline, risk register and communications strategy. Outcomes from this stage can be found in the curriculum review briefing document (pdf).
Stage 2: Investigation (March to May 2013)
We completed our primary research, holding a series of stakeholder meetings and workshops, and we compared our curriculum those of other leading medical schools. Recommendations are now being compiled.
Stage 3: Development (June to December 2013)
After 12 months of extensive consultation, the curriculum review recommendations for change have now been proposed. We are currently in the process of developing our refreshed curriculum, and we will begin to implement the changes in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Stage 4: Implementation (January to November 2014)
We will begin implementing the refreshed curriculum, updating resources and training staff. Students will begin studies on the revised curriculum in October 2014.
Our curriculum will:
There are three main reasons:
We've formed a curriculum review management group to make sure the review is implemented successfully. This group will meet twice per term throughout 2013 and 2014. Members of the management group include:
The review is exploring seven themes:
Focus groups will be formed for each of these themes.
It's likely that some things about the course will change between now and the time you start at HYMS. To keep up-to-date with the changes we're planning, you've come to the right place! We will update this page regularly. If you do apply, we will also keep in contact with you throughout the admissions process, sending you updates from time to time.
However, we already have an excellent course at HYMS, so some things definitely won't change! The things that won't change include: