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Update and Renewal of a National Internal Medicine Curriculum for Medical Students: Process and Outcomes

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      • An updated, revised national curriculum for core Internal Medicine clerkships was necessary to account for significant changes and advances in medicine and medical education.
      • Surveys of Internal Medicine clerkship directors determined the purposes as well as the content, structure, and format of the new curriculum.
      • An updated, easily modifiable national core curriculum for Internal Medicine clerkships is available online to assist clerkship directors and other curriculum developers in planning student education, aligning content with national assessments and competencies, and directing development of learning resources.

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