Presidential Annual Report


New medical building and curriculum

Construction continued in 2012 on a state-of-the-art training hub for medical education.

Bringing together medical students, residents and alumni, the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center — named in honor of longtime supporters James and Frances McGlothlin — will house the School of Medicine’s innovative curriculum redesign when it opens this spring.

The revamped medical curriculum features integrated learning modules, earlier exposure to clinical experiences and multidisciplinary training utilizing flexible learning environments that support active learning, case-based lectures and small group study.

Two floors of the 12-story building will house the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety, providing enhanced education for medical students, residents and continuing medical education. The building also will support the school’s discovery mission with two floors dedicated to cancer research and additional space for structural biology.