Curriculum for the 21st Century
The implementation of an innovative new curriculum for the medical degree program at the NYU School of Medicine provides an education that integrates formal "classroom" knowledge with clinical experience and thereby prepares students for all career options in medicine. Curriculum for the 21st Century, or C21, provides students with a patient-centered and disease-focused medical education. The curriculum has also been structured to provide students with flexibility in their educational experience. Students work autonomously and as part of a team as they develop the communication and cultural competency skills they will need to practice medicine in the 21st century.