Required Courses and Clerkships

The medical education curriculum is separated into three phases with longitudinal Collaborative Learning Groups (CLGs) that span across all three phases (4 years). Phase 1 (Foundation of Medical Practice) spans over 2 years, and is designed to allow students the flexibility to participate in optional research opportunities. Phase 2 (Principles of Medical Practice) is a little less than a year in length and encompasses six required clinical experiences. The final Phase (Advanced Medical Practice) is approximately 40 weeks in length includes both clinical clerkships and electives. The curriculum undergoes constant evaluation and refinement. Changes may occur from year to year in order to improve the educational program. The College of Medicine reserves the right to make policy and regulatory changes at any time.

Pre-Clinical Phase 1

1st Year

The preclinical course work is designed to provide students with essential basic science and general clinical information necessary for their clinical training. Teaching teams from both basic and clinical science departments participate in the curriculum.

Pre-Clinical Phase 1

2nd Year

The preclinical course work is designed to provide students with essential basic science and general clinical information necessary for their clinical training. Teaching teams from both basic and clinical science departments participate in the curriculum.

Phase 2

3rd Year

During the clinical clerkships, the student becomes an integral member of the medical team and has direct responsibility for assigned patients.

Phase 3

4th Year

In the clinical electives, students work as advanced clerks and assume greater responsibility than they had in the third year.