In collaboration with:

Aquifer Science


The Aquifer Sciences Initiative is a partnership between Aquifer and the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) to develop and disseminate teaching and learning tools that promote cognitive integration and collaborative teaching of basic and clinical sciences in health professions education.


The Aquifer Sciences course and resources are being developed by a nationally representative and multi-institutional team of over 100 leading science and clinical educators representing eleven core basic science disciplines and nine major clinical disciplines, working in collaboration with senior medical student curriculum interns selected through a competitive national process.


Newly Released! The comprehensive Aquifer Sciences core curriculum, four years in collaborative national development, is now available.



The goals of the Aquifer Sciences Initiative are to provide evidence-based teaching and learning resources that promote:

  1. Effective cognitive integration of the basic and clinical sciences by clinical learners, ensuring excellence in clinical decision making that places patient care, quality, value and safety at a premium.
  2. Productive and collaborative teaching by basic and clinical science faculty to ensure learner’s foundational basic science knowledge is effectively organized for clinical practice and life-long learning.

Call for Participation Open

The Aquifer Sciences Initiative is now seeking six pilot medical schools to develop and beta-test tools to promote cognitive integration in medical education. Pilot school teams will initially be assigned to develop either virtual patient cases or integrated illness scripts for clinical conditions routinely encountered in core clinical rotations. Learn more…