The Student Curriculum Review Team: How we catalyze curricular changes through a student-centered approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Student feedback is a valuable asset in curriculum evaluation and improvement, but many institutions have faced challenges implementing it in a meaningful way. In this article, we report the rationale, process and impact of the Student Curriculum Review Team (SCRT), a student-led and faculty-supported organization at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. SCRT's evaluation of each pre-clinical course is composed of a comprehensive three-step process: a review of course evaluation data, a Town Hall Meeting and online survey to generate and assess potential solutions, and a thoughtful discussion with course directors. Over the past two years, SCRT has demonstrated the strength of its approach by playing a substantial role in improving medical education, as reported by students and faculty. Furthermore, SCRT's uniquely student-centered, collaborative model has strengthened relationships between students and faculty and is one that could be readily adapted to other medical schools or academic institutions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hsih, KW; Iscoe, MS; Lupton, JR; Mains, TE; Nayar, SK; Orlando, MS; Parzuchowski, AS; Sabbagh, MF; Schulz, JC; Shenderov, K; Simkin, DJ; Vakili, S; Vick, JB; Xu, T; Yin, O; Goldberg, HR

Published Date

  • 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1008 - 1012

PubMed ID

  • 25532595

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-187X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/0142159X.2014.990877


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England