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Curriculum at a Glance

Year I

37 weeks 

I    INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCHOOL
(3 days)

Instructional Technology, Ethics, Logistics, Team Building

II    STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
(46 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Surgery, Diagnostic Radiology

Areas of study: Human gross anatomy, embryology and histology

III   CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
(39 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine, Human Genetics, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Cancer Center

Areas of Study: Protein structure and function, cellular metabolic pathways, cell signal transduction, cell microanatomy, human genetics, molecular biology

IV    FUNCTIONAL SYSTEMS
(43 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Pediatrics, Physiology, Surgery

Areas of study: Cell, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory and integrative function

V   NEUROSCIENCES
(25 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurology, Physiology, Surgery

Areas of Study: Development, structure and function of nervous tissues, anatomical organization of CNS, sensory and motor systems, higher functions, concepts in clinical neurology

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE - I
(1/2 day per week and selected full days throughout the year)

Participating departments/divisions: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Emergency Medicine

Areas of study: Ethics, nutrition, intimate human behavior, interviewing and physical diagnosis issues, topics relevant to delivery of primary care, doctor-patient relationship

Year II

I   FOUNDATIONS OF DISEASE
(11 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Pathology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Pharmacology, Medicine

Areas of Study: Pathology, Epidemiology, Pharmacology

II    HOST DEFENSES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
(46 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology

Areas of Study: Immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology

III    PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS I and II
(97 days)

Participating departments/divisions: Anesthesiology, Cancer Center, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Surgery

Areas of study: Bone, cardiovascular, dermatology, endocrine, gastroenterology, hematology, nervous, pulmonary, renal and reproductive systems

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE - II
(1/2 day per week and selected full days throughout the year)

Participating departments/divisions: Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Areas of Study: Fundamental aspects of history-taking and physical examination, medical ethics, medical economics

Year III

48 weeks  

TIME 
COURSE TITLE 
12 weeks Internal Medicine Clerkship
12 weeks Surgery/Surgical Subspecialty Clerkship
4 weeks Family Medicine Clerkship
6 weeks OB/GYN Clerkship
6 weeks Pediatrics Clerkship
4 weeks Psychiatry Clerkship
4 weeks Neurology Clerkship

Year IV

32 weeks (tentative schedule)  

APPROXIMATE TIME 
COURSE TITLE 
8 weeks AHEC
8 weeks Sub-Internship
16 weeks Electives