MedEmail March 22, 2012
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014-03-27 15:57
The importance of the "hidden" curriculum in medical school and beyond. In their 2009 paper in Academic Medicine, Wear and Skillicorn defined at least three aspects to the medical curriculum: the formal curriculum (i.e. a medical school's explicitly defined plan for the course of study including the objectives, content, teaching and assessment methods, etc.); the informal curriculum (which describes the unscripted learning experiences that take place in clinical settings, and are guided by what teachers think students need to learn); and finally, the hidden curriculum.
Thursday, March 22, 2012