National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative “Quarantine Curriculum” Starts Tomorrow

I was just notified about the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI) “Quarantine Curriculum” this afternoon–the program starts tomorrow. It’s a 14-day program. It’s free and all you need to do is register (also free) to log in so they can track usage.

The Zoom web-based conferencing app will be used to facilitate the program. It’s being launched in response to the COVID-19 challenges to providing classroom teaching, one of which is to prevent spread of the virus by cancelling in-person classes. The course description and the Zoom link is here.

The recommendation for social distancing to reduce exposure is leading to school closures (I can hear children playing outside; it’s an all–day recess), and recommendations to find alternative ways to approach the didactic component of medical education. The Quarantine Curriculum is one way.

NNCI is designed by medical educators to meet the need for building a strong neuroscience knowledge base for residents across many disciplines in medicine and psychiatry. I think it’s an excellent platform and one of our faculty members is on the NNCI executive council.

NNCI makes learning neuroscience fun. Check it out!

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