We start by focusing on the end product: the successful MD graduate.
That is why our innovative curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to impart all the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and abilities students need to become competent physicians and scientists, while giving students meaningful feedback every step of the way.
Our goal is to train physicians who will provide informed and compassionate care while at the same time serving as leaders and change agents for the health care system. To achieve the latter goal, we aim to train physicians who will be leaders at all levels.
During Years 1 and 2 , students enroll in four sequential semesters of Integrated Medical Sciences and Doctoring. The elective Scholarly Concentrations Program is introduced to students during Year 1.
Year 3 allows students to explore core disciplines and related specialties through the completion of required clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, psychiatry, family medicine, and community health. The transition from the third year to the fourth year takes place in May, after which time students have the opportunity to develop a program of elective rotations aimed at finalizing a career choice, and obtaining and preparing for a residency in their chosen field.