Welcome to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
With inter-professional emphasis, our mission is to educate healthcare and biomedical professionals with scholarship and integrity that prepares them for practice and research in modern times. Although health occupations or research interests differ, the faculty of our schools and colleges firmly believe that collaborative practice enhances the future delivery of patient care, and that learning to work in teams enriches the lives of students and all health and biomedical professionals. A visit to our safe, open and picturesque campus will find that our students, faculty and staff understand this mission, and work together as a family in embracing the Jeffersonian belief that the first imperative of society after morality is health.
An important part of our identity is the scientific curiosity creating the knowledge that equips our students for their future careers. Biomedical researchers at the pinnacle of their science, work with state of the art facilities and equipment. This body of women and men and the graduate students they mentor, inspire us with discoveries in neuroscience, the biology of addiction, cancer, tissue regeneration and preservation, cellular transport and structural biochemistry to name some of our major research interests. These scientists work shoulder to shoulder with master teachers to ensure the scientific basis of medicine is taught with excellence and relevance.
Clinical education offers a wide range of experience in many settings. Clinical educators on campus and in the clinics and hospitals partnered with the University are committed to and passionate about teaching the competencies that equip our students for excellence in clinical practice.
Diversity of the student body, faculty and staff is a mirror of our commitment to deliver equitable health care in turn to a diverse nation. This near century-old tradition of equality, eschewing in the 1940 and 1950 a quota system limiting access to medical education, is perpetuated in modern times.
In sum, our student-focused environment mirrors the belief systems of progressive health and biomedical research professionals of our genome generation who desire to understand all that is valued and needed for the care of patients and the prevention of disease. Our students are sought after across our State and in major health centers and universities throughout the land. Our alumni carry forward a proud tradition of appreciation for education and expert practice. Our University is dedicated to improving the health of the people of this nation.
University Strategic Plan
I am excited to offer the new Strategic Plan for 2012-2015 for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. This document represents a year of effort from the Strategic Planning TEAM, comprised of 40 members of the University faculty, staff, and student bodies, in collaboration with the RFUMS Board of Trustees, its alumni, the internal University community and its external community partners.
Strategic planning and the successful execution of these plans have given Rosalind Franklin University a stable platform from which we have built our future. Both the Strategic Plans of 2004-2006 and subsequent Plan for 2007-2011 provided a crucial roadmap for change and progress. We accomplished a remarkable proportion of over 85% of the planned goals.
The new strategic plan has been the most extensively discussed, most heavily data driven and most inclusive to date, with the involvement of a wide spectrum of University members. The efforts to gather and disseminate data, formulate common conclusions, and commit plans and ideas to paper, again have proven powerful in developing a common investment, shared accountability, and excitement within the University community. The plan gives assurance to our community and professional partners that Rosalind Franklin University knows itself, knows its goals and has the skills and confidence to achieve them. I am grateful to so many from the extended University communities for their leadership in planning our future.
Chicago Medical School
There has never been a more exciting time to consider a career as a physician. The environment into which you will enter is dynamic, rapidly changing and open to innovation.
In that light, you will want to select a medical school that will prepare you well to adapt to new health care settings where the foundations are only now being developed
Founded in 1912, Chicago Medical School has been dedicated to excellence in medical education for nearly a century. With recognized innovation in educating health and biomedical professionals, excellence in knowledge creation and scientific discovery focused on prediction and prevention of disease, outstanding clinical programs and compassionate community service, the School has educated thousands of professionals in the medical sciences at all levels of training and experience
The medical education program leading to the M.D. degree at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting authority for medical education programs within the United States leading to the M.D. degree. Students and graduates of medical education programs accredited by the LCME are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Graduates from institutions whose programs are accredited by the LCME have unrestricted eligibility to enter graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The CMS learning communities provide medical students with a familiar group of peers that lasts throughout medical school. Under the leadership of a physician faculty mentor, approximately 48 students comprising one-fourth of each medical school class develop trust and help one another adapt to the culture of medicine. Communities also connect with students in other classes through an additional faculty advisor system.
Community mentors teach, advise, clinically mentor and socially support their students. Students meet in communities once or twice a month for the Clinical Reflections course, which addresses professional acculturation and applies concepts from various aspects of the curriculum to clinical medicine.
Each student meets for one-on-one advising with his or her mentor at least twice a year. Students also shadow their mentors and other physicians in clinical settings. Each community also holds several social gatherings throughout the year.
Chicago Medical School Doctors reciting Oath of Hippocrates
New doctors and doctors on stage and in the audience reciting the Oath of Hippocrates.
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