Medical Schools with Learning Communities

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

Alpert Medical School – Brown University

Baylor College of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Florida State University College of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Harvard Medical School

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Keck School of Medicine – University of Southern California

McGill University School of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami

Morehouse School of Medicine

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

Oregon Health & Science University

Quillen College of Medicine – East Tennessee State University

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stritch School of Medicine – Loyola University Chicago

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine

Temple University School of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Tufts University School of Medicine

University of Alabama School of Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine

University of California – Davis

University of California – San Diego

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

University of Kansas School of Medicine

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

University of Louisville School of Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

University of Toronto

University of Virginia School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College

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

For more specific information detailing the characteristics of learning communities that exist at many of these medical schools, please see this page.