Learning Communities Overview
Throughout all phases of the MCWfusion Curriculum, Learning Communities (LCs) will provide a longitudinal structure to facilitate 1:1 coaching and support.
- Foster student well-being
- Serve as a structure for achieving curricular objectives
- Nurture master adaptive learner skills and growth mindset for student lifelong learning through faculty coaching
- Provide interface for coordination of other student support systems
Learning Communities Concept & Structure
Each Learning Community will consist of eight students and one faculty navigator. The Learning Communities will then be organized into houses which include an associated behavioral medicine professional and an academic advancement and remediation expert.
The Learning Communities program will be a component of the following courses:
Phase 1: The Good Doctor
Phase 2: Thriving During Clerkships
Phase 3: Preparing for Residency
Learning Communities Content & Coaching
Thread Content Integration
Small group discussions in the Learning Communities will include content from the Character and Professional Development doctoring thread and may include other thread content. Many of these topics require psychologically safe learning environments.
Coaching during Spiral Weeks will include Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) development and review. Learning Community coaches will work in collaboration with the students to help improve performance and unlock potential, to establish and meet goals, to understand and resolve challenges and to focus on growth. Students will meet with their coaches twice per semester for individual coaching.