Foundational Elements of School-Specific Augmented Medical Education

  • David P. GreenEmail author


Recent efforts to enrich the medical education experience recommended interinstitutional and collaborative efforts. Within this context, the author describes a model for school-specific augmented medical education. The evidence-backed conceptual model is composed of six foundational elements, which include the following: technology-enriched learning environments, analytics to drive instructional interventions, cognitive neuroscience and educational psychology research (the Science of Learning), self-regulated learning strategies, competency-based approaches, and blended learning instructional design. Harnessing the creativity of our leadership, medical educators, and learners is fundamental to improving the learning experience for all. This model could be used to meaningfully guide implementation processes.


Medical education Blended learning Educational technologies Cognitive neuroscience Instructional design Faculty development 



The author wishes to thank Melora Sundt, Kenneth Yates, Monique Datta, and Kathy Hanson. Additionally, conversations with Charles Prober aided with streamlining and improving this manuscript. Importantly, the author wishes to thank the Educational Development Office’s Division of Innovations in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for support and assistance.

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The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Innovations in Medical Education for the Educational Development OfficeUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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