Guest: Jaime Bowman MD, Clinical Education Director of Family Medicine, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
As medical schools actively recruit more students from underrepresented populations (women, minorities, first generation learners, and students with a military background), the expectations for a “straight line” trajectory through MD programs will need to change. Educators need help meeting all students where they are and supporting them on their path to graduation. Dr. Jaime Bowman is a first-generation learner herself. She makes a compelling plea for flexible pathways and shares her approach for using Aquifer to provide individualized support for students needing remediation due to ongoing gaps or because they are returning from a family or personal leave.