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Medical Schools with Learning Communities

The following is a list of schools that currently use or are actively developing learning communities. If your school isn’t listed, please let us know. We’d like to add yours to the list.

OIM – Organizing Institutional Member of LCI

   IM – Institutional Member of LCI


Alpert Medical School – Brown University

Baylor College of Medicine     IM

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Drexel University College of Medicine     IM

Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine     IM

Florida State University College of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Georgetown University     IM

Harvard Medical School     OIM

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai     IM

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine     OIM

Keck School of Medicine – University of Southern California

McGill University School of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Michigan State University     IM

Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami

Morehouse School of Medicine     OIM

Morsani College of Medicine – University of South Florida

New York University School of Medicine

Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy

Ohio State University College of Medicine     OIM

Oregon Health & Science University     IM

Quillen College of Medicine – East Tennessee State University

Penn State College of Medicine     IM

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science     IM

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine     OIM

Stritch School of Medicine – Loyola University Chicago

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine     OIM

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Texas A & M Health Science Center     IM

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center     IM

Tufts University School of Medicine

University of Alabama School of Medicine     IM

University of Arizona College of Medicine     OIM

University of Arkansas     IM

University of California – Davis

University of California – San Diego     IM

University of California – San Francisco

Learning Communities help integrate all aspects of the curriculum over the first two years of UCMedEd and provide an opportunity for relationship building and social learning between clinicians and students in a small group environment. The cornerstone of the Learning Community activities is a clinician-led case discussion whereby students are given patient cases that provide clinical background and relevance for the basic sciences students are learning in the organ system courses. Students learn how to generate a differential diagnosis, choose appropriate diagnostic testing, and discuss treatment options. As some aspects of the cases cover new issues for the students, the cases require students to become self-directed learners by identifying the gaps in their understanding or knowledge base and creating a strategy to fill in these gaps. Learning Communities also cover topics that pertain to the overall care of the patient, with a focus on identifying potential hurdles to overcome when treating patients, such as access to health care, health literacy, and cultural differences and barriers.    

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine     OIM

University of Kansas School of Medicine     OIM

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

University of Louisville School of Medicine

University of Maryland     IM

University of Massachusetts Medical School     OIM

University of Michigan     IM

University of Minnesota Medical School

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine     IM

University of New Mexico School of Medicine     IM

University of North Carolina     IM

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School     OIM

University of Toronto

University of Utah     IM

University of Virginia School of Medicine     OIM

University of Washington School of Medicine     OIM

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine     OIM

Wake Forest University School of Medicine     OIM

Wayne State University School of Medicine     IM

Weill Cornell Medical College

Western Michigan University     IM

Winthrop University Hospital, Stony Brook University School of Medicine     OIM

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


For more specific information detailing the characteristics of learning communities originally proposed at some of these medical schools, please see this spreadsheet (compiled at Univ of Iowa in 2005).