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Quantitative Needs Analysis: Surveys among LMU Students and Faculty

To specify and quantify the demand for an internationalized medical curriculum at LMU, two surveys were performed in June 2010.  to assess the needs and attitudes among both LMU students and faculty members.

Survey among LMU students (n=520)

Areas of interest included

  • previous and future international experience
  • language skills
  • use of English medical literature
  • attitudes towards medical education in English
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

Survey among LMU faculty (n=295)

Areas of interest included

  • previous and future international experiences
  • language skills
  • willingness to teach in English
  • benefits and challenges of teaching in English

Qualitative Needs Analysis: Semistructured Interviews

Semistructured interviews were performed with

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Putz, LMU’s vice president and

Prof. Dr. Martin Reincke, dean of clinical medical education at LMU.

  • LMU faculty’s perception and attitudes towards internationalized medical education at LMU
  • overall priorities (focus on research versus clinical education)
  • political aspects of a potential USMLE program
  • faculty resources
  • possible sources for third-party funding
  • strategies for faculty recruitment

LMU students who have taken the USMLE

  • challenges they faced during application and preparation
  • study material
  • optimal timing of the USMLE steps
  • and needs for support.

Laurie Raymond, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard and director of a HMS advising office

  • strategies in preparing students for the USMLE exams.

Harvard PhD students

  • chances and challenges of a potential research exchange program between LMU and Harvard Medical School

David Golan, MD, PhD, dean for graduate education, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, and professor of medicine at HMS

  • Harvard faculty’s perspective on a planned research exchange program
  • the structure of existing research partnerships (specifically the Harvard Portugal program)
  • existing research communication platforms (specifically Harvard Catalyst) and
  • HMS’s interests in establishing research collaborations.

Edward Hundert, MD, former dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester and former president of Case Western Reserve University

  • strategies in the establishment of international curricular exchange program and
  • the implementation and marketing of new curricular elements

Systematic Course Development using the Logic Outcome Model

In order to identify the resources and administrative structures needed to develop the different sub-projects of MeCuM-International we used the "logic outcome model" concept developed by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.