MedEmail March 22, 2012

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.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
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