Year One students
spend time participating in an exciting and innovative onboarding course.
LAUNCH provides a basic overview of the knowledge, skills, attributes, and
habits that are central to the development and success of aspiring physicians.
LAUNCH builds a solid foundation for those entering the demanding medical
curriculum by giving students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of
themselves and each other, form bonds with their classmates, explore principles
of effective time management and consider how they want to approach the new way
of life that they will experience as they enter a profession of service and
life-long learning. Subjects such as clinical reasoning, effective
communication, team building, problem-solving, and self-awareness are also
The acronym “LAUNCH”
depicts components of the orientation time frame:
skills for med school: sleep, nutrition, exercise, etc.
to professional life
words, ideas, vocabulary
Reasoning, thinking like a doctor, resource review
101: Future patient care, systems (W1), and regulations