The medical curriculum in this country emerged from a document written 100 years ago. Medical schools have built upon this scaffolding, improved curricula, and adapted to mind-boggling biomedical advances. Yet before our eyes, emerging global networks are bringing to health care a new and breathtaking change.
The roles of health care providers, patients, families, and researchers are evolving. The Preclinical Block at Mayo Medical School is taking into account these changes, introducing students to key principles of innovation, and preparing them for the new and ever-changing world ahead.