The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC), launching today, will support researchers and clinicians from the University Research Corridor, comprised of MSU, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. “This is a remarkable opportunity to leverage the combined clinical, research and educational expertise of our three universities to tackle this devastating disease,” said Scott Counts, Ph.D., associate professor of translational science and molecular medicine at MSU College of Human Medicine.
New MSU curriculum gets med students in front of patients early on
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine wants to get medical students into the real world much sooner with the launch next month of an entirely new curriculum. Rather than spend their time in classroom instruction and lectures to learn basic sciences, first-year MSU medical school students will start receiving early clinical instruction in settings such as physician offices within weeks of arriving on campus. Second-year students would spend time learning at hospitals, outpatient clinics and emergency rooms to complement their classroom training.
Having medical students in contact with patients much earlier in their education essentially moves forward some of the methods of third- and fourth-year clinical rotations and post-graduation medical residencies. Working alongside physicians allows them to better and more quickly connect what they learn in the classroom with the practical lessons offered in a clinical setting.
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