Building Update Sept. 23, 2013: A message from James A. Bell, Horace I. Bomar and Jane Blumenthal

Yesterday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents gave the final approval necessary for the project that will transform the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library building. In preparation for the project, offices and services in the building have relocated, or will in coming months. The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) and the Medical Scientist … Continue reading Building Update Sept. 23, 2013: A message from James A. Bell, Horace I. Bomar and Jane Blumenthal

Next steps in the building renovation plan

With the academic year behind us, we turn our attention to 2013-14 and the major construction project that will begin later this year. In December, we will beginthe renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library building. The entire library building will close in mid-December 2013. When construction is complete, the library building will … Continue reading Next steps in the building renovation plan

Are changes needed in third-year medical education?

In her New York Times column, Reinventing the Third-Year Medical Student, Pauline Chen talks about the re-evaluation of clinical rotations as an educational method. She cites an NEJM article, “Continuity” as an Organizing Principle for Clinical Education Reform, which calls for change: "Although there is no doubt that the hospital environment remains rich in learning … Continue reading Are changes needed in third-year medical education?

New vision, new building

At their April 19th meeting, U-M’s Board of Regents approved a project to renovate the Taubman Health Sciences Library building and to appoint an architect to design the reconfigured space. The university’s press release about this is available at http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/medical-education-space-0420. The new vision for the building is an exciting one. The building will become a … Continue reading New vision, new building