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At the heart of Q-Cubed is the College of Medicine’s Curriculum on Medical Ignorance (CMI). The goal of this curriculum is to gain understanding of the shifting domains of ignorance, uncertainty, and the unknown as it relates to medicine and medical research.  Developed in the mid-1980s, the Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance (SIMI) utilizes this form of thinking and was developed to enrich student education and general health literacy beyond classroom lectures.  High school students, undergraduate students, and medical students all participate in the summer program. They have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished scientists and physicians, who teach them how to translate questioning techniques into their lives and classrooms. You can learn more about ignorance by clicking on the “What is Ignorance” tab.