David Rachleff: Training the Future of Health Care

As School of Medicine Curriculum Coordinator since 2009, David Rachleff has thought a lot about the future of health care. His challenge is to educate new medical students on the current physician practices and train their brains to remain flexible for future technologies and treatments.

David has quite the juggling act to perform. He has to coordinate the School of Medicine’s complex multi-departmental courses, themes, and disciplines into a wholly integrated curriculum. He collaborates with the Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education (AKA  “med school”) on revising the curriculum to integrate practice-based and inquiry-based learning environments and competency-based education. David is inspired by these challenges, and encourages people to “check out our Bridges Curriculum” which is focused on the future of medical education and training for the 21st century.

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