ACE Curriculum Structure
Each week of the Year 1 and Year 2 curriculum will be organized around one key clinical case (the "big case"), for a total of approximately seventy cases. The big cases provide a blueprint for the week's content, a departure point for faculty to guide students to identify and obtain the clinical and foundational knowledge to address the needs of the patient (or population) in the case. In addition, the other learning activities of a given week will harken back to the big case, either directly or by creating cases with similar clinical presentations or underlying pathophysiology. Below is an example for M1, Block 3 (Infections, Blood and Immunity), Week 8.