Paradigm-Shifting Curriculum

The Illinois Model for Medical Education

This model is the first in the world to integrate engineering principles in teaching medicine. Our three-pillar approach infuses basic sciences, clinical sciences, engineering and innovation, interwoven with curricular threads, namely Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Lifespan Health, Health Systems Science, and the Social and Structural Determinants of Health.

Balancing clinical medicine and biosciences with engineering and the humanities centers our work on the human condition.