Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

We have been educating physician leaders who have distinguished themselves in their profession for more than a century. Our students experience a variety of clinical environments and models. These include inner-city hospitals that help the underserved, the Federal Health Care Center that provides medical care to U.S. military personnel, and private clinics and practice settings.

We redesigned the allopathic medicine degree curriculum of the Chicago Medical School for fall 2018 incoming students. Because the medical profession has changed dramatically, future physicians must be able to:

  • engage in preventative and personalized patient care,
  • use new technologies,
  • work in interprofessional teams, and
  • deliver care in multiple settings.

We redesigned the curriculum to:

  • integrate clinical and basic science,
  • engage students in active learning,
  • provide early opportunities for clinical experience in the community,
  • ensure students will have skills needed for life-long, independent learning, and
  • build on our experience and strength as an interprofessional university.
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Since clerkships were disrupted by a global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, medical students got creative. Contributing to health care during the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 has taken many forms for those not yet at
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We're pleased to introduce Matthew Christensen, EMRA Medical Student Council AMA MSS Representative, 2020-2021.