Since March, the Bridges Curriculum design teams have identified the importance of students developing the habits of mind in inquiry as key attributes of the 21st Century Physician. Habits of mind in inquiry include the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are used to approach problems when solutions are not readily apparent or don't exist. The Bridges physician should have the ability to tackle complex problems in the health sciences in order to improve health and our systems of care.
It has been proposed that we teach inquiry across six domains of science critical to development of a UCSF physician, these are identified as:
- Biomedical science
- Clinical science
- Population science & public health
- Pedagogical science
- Social and behavioral science
- Systems science
Given these recommendations how might we teach, support and assess inquiry as habits of mind in the core UCSF MD curriculum?
Your recommendations might include teaching and learning strategies, frameworks for assessment, administrative structures for support, processes for how students could take a "deep dive" into one of the six domains of science.
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