Innovation in ADMSA

Medical School Curriculum includes advanced technology with problem-based learning, focusing on rural healthcare

Curriculum includes:

  • Championed Internet-based resources such as the highly acclaimed ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities (University of New Mexico Project ECHO).
  • Changing the way specialty care is provided to rural and under served populations. Students trained by specialty physicians will be able to recognize disease processes to effectively treat and recognize disease processes to consult.
  • Competitive medical professionals with master's degree required for matriculation. Experienced Physician Assistants are chosen and demonstrate clinical knowledge.
  • 17 Months (or 4 semesters) with clinical concentration or 21 month 5 semesters for 45 DMS doctoral credit hours total.
  • Work with the MD, DO medical residency director of the clinical practice site throughout the DMS coursework to ensure clinical cohesiveness to standard of care practices.
  • Proctored 3rd party summative examination is required to graduate. Exam is based on American Board of Family Medicine exam blueprint.
  • Clinical training based on principle of "Solo Clinician in Rural Healthcare Setting"
  • Training in all areas of Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine

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