The discovery learning course is a three-week course that takes place twice during your medical education – at the middle and end of phase one. The goal of the discovery learning course is to provide you with hands-on experiences that will bolster your engineering-infused medical education. Your discovery learning experience may take several different forms, and you have the power to choose the immersion program that fits your goals and interests best. Some options include:
The global studies option in your discovery learning course allows you to consider a variety of issues that influence the health of different populations and countries. You will be introduced to globalization with projects that may include: the environment, nutrition, education, innovation, culture, the medical system, agency involvement in health, and other relevant issues. This course culminates in the Global Community Immersion Program, which can fuel data for your IDEA and Capstone Project.
You may identify a separate interest or need in your medical education all together. In this case, you have the freedom and opportunity to pursue a self-designed study experience during your discovery learning course. Working together with your mentor or a designated faculty member, you may pursue a multi-disciplinary experience in the medical or engineering field in pursuit of a creative project of your choice.
The discovery learning course culminates in the PechaKucha event. This rapid-fire, storytelling event is designed for you to share your experiences during the course while also being in friendly competition with your classmates. Given only 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide to present your experiences, one winner is determined by judges and audience participation from each discovery learning category – clinical immersion, research immersion, and global studies.