UI, Carle Health System move forward with College of Medicine developments

By Daily Illini Staff Report

The University announced the formation of a core curriculum committee for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in a press release sent Thursday.

The committee is composed of 18 professionals from the University or Carle and is co-chaired by Robert Good, the senior associate medical director of population health at Carle Health System and Rashid Bashir, bioengineering department head.

The committee will be charged with leading the effort to build the new college, which has officially been in the works since March. Additionally, the group, with the help of faculty from across the campus, will develop the general curriculum framework. Members are expected to work with dozens of University faculty members and Carle physicians, the release stated.

“Our aim is to create something truly new and transformative,” Interim Provost Edward Feser said in the release.

Going forward, University faculty and physician subcommittees will be created to develop more curriculum details. According to the release, the process of forming subcommittees is supposed to begin in early 2016.

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    “We are confident this team will create a curriculum with the right balance of clinical, biological and engineering instruction, giving our students the foundation they need to provide the highest quality care and to think and work as collaborative innovators,” said Matthew Gibb, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Carle Health System.

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