Longitudinal Programs

Community Service Learning (CSL)

The Community Service Learning (CSL) initiative at Tufts University School of Medicine stems from the firm belief that the role of physicians extends beyond the clinic and hospital walls and that future physicians benefit enormously from firsthand experience working in the community. 

Student-As-Teacher (SAT)

The goal of the SAT program is to expose all students to basic principles of teaching and learning at different points in their four-year medical school training. Upon completion, students will have achieved twenty-eight learning objectives that are grouped in four competency domains: 1) Adult and Practice-Based Learning; 2) Learning Environment; 3) Instructional Design and Performance; and, 4) Learner’s Assessment and Evaluation.

Key Themes
o  Community Service and Citizenship 
o  Compassionate Care
o  Culturally Competent Care
o  EBM/Information Mastery
o  Life Cycles (includes Pediatrics and Geriatrics)
o  Student-Physician Well-Being
o  Population Medicine & Health Care Systems
o  Professionalism and Ethics
o  Quality and Safety

Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum

Mountains in Maine.

A partnership between Tufts University and Maine Medical Center is giving medical students hands on experience while serving Maine communities.

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Innovative Curriculum

In 1986, Tufts School of Medicine was one of the first to pioneer Problem-Based Learning (PBL), a small-group case-based approach to learning. Today most medical schools use this highly effective teaching method.