Longitudinal Learning

Taking Your Time

Longitudinal learning leads to better development of essential skills.

Medical students in a professional development improv workshop

As students gain clinical and scientific knowledge throughout the four years of medical school, they become more adept at applying what they’ve learned to how they practice medicine.

The same applies to building your professional skills, like leadership, teamwork, and understanding your role at a systems level and how your personal beliefs influence the care you give. 

In addition to a number of longitudinal courses that span all phases of the curriculum, key concepts and principles are reinforced repeatedly throughout your education at Michigan.

Seetha U. Monrad, M.D., Interim Assistant Dean for Curriculum; Assistant Dean for Assessment, Evaluation and Quality Improvement; and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences

Competencies that require in-depth development and introspection are integrated with Michigan’s core curriculum across all four years, including: