FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ahead of the opening of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in July 2019, the school announced today its partnership with Osmosis, the leading medical education platform with more than one million users worldwide, in support of its continued mission to innovate the medical education industry. With an impending shortage of more than 120,000 clinicians by 2030, the Fort Worth medical school aims to foster their students' preparedness through compassion and empathy training, a flipped classroom setting and a technology-first approach.
"With technology like Osmosis to aid their learning, our medical students will have the skills needed to practice in an era in which medical knowledge is moving forward at an exponential rate," said Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., founding dean of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. "We're training the next generation of physicians to be inspired by life-long learning, with the patient at the center of our mission."
This partnership will create a new era of medical professionals who will be prepared for the future of medicine, without focusing on traditional modes and lecture-based curriculum. The Fort Worth medical school, in collaboration with Osmosis, will train the next generation of physicians for the future of medicine through the use of technology with an emphasis on empathy, compassion, and communication. This new curriculum not only benefits the patient with a compassionate and attentive doctor but also provides the students themselves with the tools they need to put their mental health and well-being first.
The Fort Worth medical school is training physicians as Empathetic ScholarsTM who are compassionate, excel in new technology and can communicate effectively with their patients.
"Osmosis is thrilled to be working with the faculty and students at the Fort Worth medical school to achieve their mission of training Empathetic Scholars," said Owen Willis, Chief Operating Officer at Osmosis."We're drawn to collaborations that seek to improve the way future healthcare professionals learn medicine, both in terms of how content is delivered and the supportive activities that enhance their experiences in the classroom and clinic."
With many medical students suffering from heightened levels of stress and burnout compared to their non-medical focused peers, there is much need for innovation in the way that they are learning and retaining information to lead healthier, more conscious careers. Osmosis has developed a platform built on the idea that medical education is learned differently than most majors, and is working to fill the void through their retention-based, technology-driven model.
By having students focus on what they need to succeed, rather than forced memorization of topics that aren't as critical to their profession, the School of Medicine and Osmosis are alleviating the strain of a traditional medical school. This partnership represents a disruption in the medical school space that is pushing healthcare professionals to be more personable and approachable.
About the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is Fort Worth's M.D. school, set to open with a class of 60 students in July. TCU and UNTHSC joined together in July 2015 to form this new allopathic medical school. The School of Medicine's focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum and the development of Empathetic ScholarsTM uniquely positions the organization to radically transform medical education, improving care for future generations.
Created by medical students from Johns Hopkins and the former Khan Academy Health & Medicine team, Osmosis is a leading and rapidly growing medical education platform used by more than one million current and future health professionals, as well as patients and their family members. Osmosis's mission is to empower the world's clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. It accomplishes this through an expanding library of more than 1,200 clear & concise educational videos on everything from atrial fibrillation to Zika virus as well as a personalized learning platform that incorporates evidence-based cognitive techniques, machine learning, and gamification to make learning efficient and enjoyable. The company's vision is "Everyone who cares for someone will learn by Osmosis."