The UT System TIME initiative is a student-centered, clinically focused program designed to increase the effectiveness of medical education while shortening its duration.
Strategy #1 (short-term)
Participating UT System academic and health campuses will partner to develop, implement, and assess pilot programs of innovative and integrated medical education with the goal of generalizability and scalability across the UT System and beyond.
Strategy #2 (mid-term)
Participating campuses will work collaboratively to assess outcomes and identify best practices across the pilot programs to create a shared model for medical education to be expanded within schools, across partnerships, and outside the University of Texas System.
Physician education has changed little in 100 years - but medicine has. Medical education is in need of modernization:
The mission of the U.T. System Transformation in Medical Education (TIME) initiative is a student-centered, clinically focused program designed to increase the effectiveness of medical education while shortening its duration.
Educators involved in premedical and medical education at UT System institutions have developed a new model for physician education that spans the traditional baccalaureate/medical school boundary. In addition to relevant basic and clinical sciences, this model incorporates four major elements:
Partnerships among six general academic and four health related campuses of the UT System have formed for pilot program development. The four configurations, each of which includes at least one undergraduate institution and one medical school, grew from a combination of geographical, historical, and programmatic considerations. The pilot programs will include the four main elements and will be designed for future compatibility while respecting each campus' unique missions, cultures and practices