Welcome to the Roseman University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Department (IMD). The Department will play an integral role in the education and training of medical students, support translational research efforts of the basic science division, and develop clinician-educators that will provide the highest quality patient-centered care and service to our partner communities within the context of an academic learning environment.
Roseman University has been a pioneer in introducing the Mastery Learning Model to the health sciences. This model entails a block curriculum design with an integrated focus on one discipline at a time, small group active and collaborative learning experiences, competency-based education, early clinical exposure, and a classroom design that facilitates interaction with faculty and other learners. The assessment process encourages a cooperative, not a competitive learning environment. Experienced clinicians along with basic science and inter-professional faculty will constitute the team delivering the pre-clinical educational experience, and participate in the patient simulation lab.
The Department has developed, and will continue to develop, strategic relationships with community-based general and subspecialty internists to ensure solid and diverse practice environments for clinical experience throughout the four-year curriculum. Relationships have been formalized with a group of hospitals ranging from a large municipal facility with many specialty services, to private community hospitals, the Veterans Administration System and the County Health Department. This will ensure a vigorous and diverse third-year core clinical clerkship experience and a wide variety of elective and sub-internship opportunities.
As a community-based medical school, a goal of the IMD is to add value to community-based partner physicians and groups. This will include: co-developing, with hospital partners, academic faculty to support new residency programs; provide laboratory space and equipment for qualified physician-scientists who have basic and/or translational research interests; provide administrative support for clinical research projects and grants; support faculty development programs for those who are teaching our students; provide access to expanded electronic medical databases; and provide a venue for retired physicians to continue to contribute by participating in the education of new medical students.
The IMD of The Roseman College of Medicine, embraces an exciting future with the education of new physicians using an innovative learning and assessment model. This will encourage the promotion of clinician-educators who will support new post-graduate residency programs in the community, and support the development of community-based research and clinical trials programs. These efforts will improve the quality of health and life in our community.