I'm a student just about to finish medical school at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Since our curriculum is pretty outdated and in need of refreshment, a student working group has been assembled by our new dean's office to brainstorm for ideas and prepare reports on our critique of the curriculum and ideas to improve it. These reports then get sent for moderation and are then discussed in our faculty senate, which is the body that will ultimately reshape the curriculum based on our input.
I've been tasked specifically to collect ideas and make reports for some of the classes of our final (sixth) year, which focuses more on clinical work; internal medicine, surgery and a class called primary health care, which encompasses family medicine (like GP in the UK) and occupational medicine.
What I'd like to ask is for some input from physicians and fellow med students alike: what do you think are some effective ways to give you a proper foundation of the necessary knowledge or skills in these areas? What do you think were the shortcomings in your own education, and how would you have improved them? Do you have any other ideas to improve medical education in those classes specifically, or in general, which you saw work first hand or read about elsewhere? You can be vague, but it would be more valuable to be specific (what exactly would the student have to do and how).
Now I know this might be considered a survey of some sorts, but it's for the betterment of a medical education system, not for commercial or personal academic use. If the community and the moderators still think it's an inappropriate post, I apologize. In that case, I'd appreciate if you directed me to online communities better suited for this kind of discussion.
Thank you for your inputs,
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