Academia and Clinic Evidence for the Best Modality of Delivering Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

Ali Alam, Mati-Ur-Rahman, Nabia Tariq
Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan in its quest for excellence in medical education has adopted an integrated medical curriculum approach where basic and clinical science subjects have been integrated horizontally as well as vertically across the five years of undergraduate medical curriculum. The mode of curricular delivery is an area where we are experimenting with Interactive large group discussions, Structured Interactive Sessions, Problem based learning and Case based
more » ... ase based Instruction formats. There is always a divide in the faculty to accept as to which modality of curricular delivery is the best for the students and ultimately for the patients who are at the receiving end of this exercise. (Rawal Med J 2008;33:249-251).