Medicine in Society: An Integrated Curriculum at Queen's University, Canada.
The curriculum at the School of Medicine, Queen's University was changed in 1991 to present information to students by a "systems' approach: cardiovascular system, urogenital system, etc. A number of disciplines were grouped under one umbrella because their content was to be offered throughout the four years of the complete undergraduate medical curriculum. History of Medicine, Law, Ethics, Geriatrics, Information Literacy, Family Medicine, are only a few of the disciplines taught, over the last 15 years, in the Medicine in Society curriculum. Opportunities for collaboration, successful integration strategies, as well as positive and negative outcomes for student learning will be presented.
Keywords: Medical Curriculum, Social Responsibility, Physician Roles
Director, Bracken Health Sciences Library, Queen's University
Dr. Angeles Garcia
Department of Geriatrics, Queen's University