Large Groups and Small Interactive Groups
Large Group Sessions (LGS) are a cornerstone of an integrated and spiral curriculum during the first two phases of the DO curriculum. Reflecting the theme of the week and utilizing higher-order learning activities such as Socratic dialogue, LGSs occur on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after Small Group Interactive Sessions (SIGS), as well as part of Structures and Developing Osteopathic Clinical Skills (DOCS).
Small Group Interactive Sessions (SIGS) are a cornerstone of the first two years of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) curriculum. During the first two phases, learners meet weekly in small groups of eight (8) or nine (9) along with a faculty facilitator. On a typical week, each Monday learners are given two patient-centered cases related to the theme of the week from which they collaboratively compose session objectives (SO) related to the learning outcomes (LO) of each case. On Wednesday and Friday learners report out within their small groups through learner-facilitated group learning activities. Faculty facilitators guide and evaluate the learning process and professionalism.