The Pritzker Curriculum

The Pritzker curriculum embodies three principles:

  • An emphasis on active learning;
  • Integration among disciplines when possible and appropriate; and
  • A requirement for a scholarly project for all medical students.

To further promote an atmosphere of shared learning and collaboration, the Pritzker curriculum utilizes a Pass/Fail grading system.

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    Learn more about Pritzker's dual-degree programs

    Innovation in Medical Education

    The University of Chicago has a long rich history of innovation in education.

    Quality scholarship in medical education is essential for preparing future physicians to provide exemplary patient care and to become outstanding educators. We provide resources for all faculty to support the acquisition of teaching skills and to encourage scholarship in educational methodology through a broad array of faculty development initiatives.

    Technology in Medical Education

    Our curricular technology team is made up of Brian Paterson and Brad Miller, who are here to help students and faculty with computing, learning management software, presentations, database software, and other digital needs. Contact Us.

    • Virtual Microscopy (VMicro): Virtual collection of large scale pathology slides.
    • SharePoint: Project Management Web Application assisting with online collaboration
    • Office 365: The University of Chicago offers faculty, staff, and students access to Microsoft Office 365. Services range from basics like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to project management software such as Microsoft Teams and application building with PowerApps.
    • Symantec Antivirus: Antivirus software available for Faculty, Students, and Staff.
    • Cisco WebEx Meeting Center Web Conferencing Software: the University of Chicago provides access to the conferencing program Cisco WebEx Meeting Center. Cisco WebEx Meeting Center integrates the web and a conference call, and requires only a web browser. You can control your audio conference from within the WebEx Meeting Center interface. Voice control includes options to mute and un-mute participants.
      • Note: This program does come at a cost, so be sure to ask ITS about pricing if considering this option.
    • Canvas: Canvas is the primary learning management system in use by the University of Chicago.
    • Lynda.com: Access a library of over 3,000 video tutorials led by industry professionals. Learn software skills and tips to increase efficiency, personally productivity, and boost your career potential

    First, make sure to set up 2FA. If you have it set up properly and you still cannot get access, reach out to IT Services by phone at 773-702-5800 (2-5800) or by email.

    Contact our curricular team's Learning Technology Specialist, Brad Miller, for Canvas course creation and design. Once the course is created and running, any additional question can be directed to our Learning Technology Specialist or ITS by phone at 773-702-5800 or email.

    We also encourage faculty and peer educators new to Canvas to attend one of the many ITS informational workshops to learn about the functionality and application of the program!
     

    Navigate here. On the second page where it asks for your username, make sure you select the domain "uchad.uchospitals.edu" from the drop-down menu.

    Then, follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have successfully done this, try logging in to the Outlook web-portal again. If you're still having trouble, please contact our Learning Technology Specialist.

    If you have set up your password already and can still not log on, contact UCM IT by phone at 773-702-3456 or email.

    Feel free to visit the Regenstein Library Tech Bar. They can help fix the device, or if it cannot be fixed, recommend another product to suit your needs.

    For assistance with lecture capture (our institution uses Panopto), contact our Learning Technology Specialist.

    Log into TimePortal to see MS1 and MS2 course schedules. If you have trouble accessing TimePortal, please contact our Learning Technology Specialist.

    For assistance with VISTA-related iPad issues, contact our Learning Technology Specialist.

    Navigate to the Center for Research Informatics (CRI) site for all your data needs; this includes RedCap, Bioinformatics Core, Clinical Research Data Warehouse, Cohort Discovery, Velos eResearch, and CRI Training.