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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Guiding Principles for our Curriculum Design

  • True to our mission, values, and drivers
  • Fully integrated, developmental, four-year science and clinical curriculum
  • Integration of health, disease (normal and abnormal), and intervention
  • An “adult learner” environment that values independent study and self-directed learning
  • Built upon experiential and active small group case-based learning
  • Conceptual knowledge in action, not memorizing facts
  • Early meaningful patient interactions with emphasis on both individual and population health
  • Emphasis on scholarship, critical thinking, and lifelong learning
  • Focused on learning rather than teaching
  • Assessment drives learning
  • Emphasis on reflection, assessment, and transformation