Curriculum Mapping

Basic Science Curriculum

The first two years of medical school are designated as the Basic Science curriculum. The Year 1 program is primarily devoted to understanding normal structure and function. This will involve acquiring basic information, but, more importantly, it will also involve understanding concepts and relationships. The lecture is one important method we have to help you learn. It is used to define part of what you are expected to know. It should be supplemented and reinforced by reading your assigned text readings, lecture notes, conferring with faculty and fellow students, and participating in the laboratories, computer assisted and problem solving sessions, and use of the web-based resources.

The Year 2 program is primarily devoted to understanding the effect of disease processes on organ structure and function and the actions of drugs. In the course of achieving this objective the curriculum is designed to help the student prepare for their role as a problem solver. This will involve acquiring basic information, but, more importantly, it will also involve understanding concepts and relationships.

A clinical medical course runs through both years, integrating many smaller courses such as: Introduction to the Patient, Evidence-Based Medicine, Medical Ethics, Human Sexuality, Preventive Medicine, Public Health Interviewing and Physical Diagnosis into a sequence of case-based teaching modules taught in small groups.

Histology & Embryology
Gross Anatomy
Clinical Medicine I
Translational Medicine I
Biochemistry
Physiology
Neuroscience
Clinical Nutrition
Genetics

Microbiology/Infectious Disease & Immunology
Clinical Medicine I
Medical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Pathobiology
Psychiatry
Translational Medicine II
Physical Diagnosis
Pathphys – Cardio
Pathphys – Respiratory
Pathphys – Hematology
Pathphys – Urinary Tract/ Renal
Pathphys – GI
Pathphys – Neuro
Pathphys – Derm
Pathphys – Endocrine
Pathphys – Connective Tissue

CCC (1/2 day per week for 6 months)
Family Medicine (4 weeks)
General Surgery (8 weeks)
Internal Medicine (8 weeks)
Neurology (4 weeks)
Obstetrics/Gynecology (8 weeks)
Pediatrics (8 weeks)
Psychiatry (4 weeks)

Schedule will vary based on group assignment.

Electives (6 x 4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Sub-Internship (Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Pediatrics) (4 weeks)

Schedule will vary based on group assignment.

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