Years 1 and 2: Pre-Clinical

The pre-clerkship curriculum focuses on developing students’ communication and clinical skills while exposing students to a wide array of basic science knowledge and clinical scenarios. Basic science principles are woven together with clinical correlates to prepare students for being part of the care team in their clinical clerkships during their third and fourth years of medical school.

Year 1

  • Patient Doctor & Society (2 weeks)
  • Learning Communities 1 (Longitudinal)
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1 (Longitudinal)
  • Fundamentals Block 1 (3 weeks)
  • Fundamentals Block 2 (4 weeks)
  • Fundamentals Block 3 (3 weeks)
  • Fundamentals Block 4 (4 weeks)
  • Fundamentals Block 5 (3 weeks)
  • Cardiovascular (5 weeks)
  • Pulmonary (5 weeks)
  • Gastrointestinal (6 weeks)
  • Renal (5 weeks)

Year 2

  • Learning Communities 2 (Longitudinal)
  • Intro to Clinical Medicine 2 (Longitudinal)
  • Neurosciences (10 weeks)
  • Musculoskeletal/Skin (6 weeks)
  • Endocrine (3 weeks)
  • Reproductive Health (4 weeks)
  • Hematology (4 weeks)
  • Evidence‐Based Medicine (1 week)
  • Dedicated study time for Step 1 (7 weeks)

Year 3: Clinical Clerkships

Third-year clerkship rotations provide the opportunity for students to apply the basic sciences, improve problem-solving and critical reasoning skills, continue the development of skills in interviewing and examining patients, and engage students in increasing levels of responsibility for patient care in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

  • Learning Communities 3 (Longitudinal)
  • Medicine clerkship (8 weeks)
  • Surgery clerkship (8 weeks*)
  • OB/GYN clerkship (8 weeks*)
  • Pediatrics clerkship (8 weeks)
  • Scholarly clerkship Activity (8 weeks)
  • Neurology clerkship (4 weeks)
  • Psychiatry clerkship (4 weeks)
  • Family Medicine clerkship (4 weeks)
  • Clinical Skills Assessment

    *Clerkship timelines for the 2020-2021 academic year have been adjusted: Surgery and OB/GYN are 6 weeks.

Year 4: Acting Internships & Electives

During their fourth year, students take three, four-week required acting internships, as well as their electives. Students will also take the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills examinations. Fourth-year students submit their Scholarly Activity projects in the spring prior to graduation. Our students also prepare and interview for residency positions during their fourth year.

  • Learning Communities 4 (Longitudinal)
  • Medicine Acting Internship (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Acting Internship (4 weeks)
  • Surgery/Critical Care Acting Internship (4 weeks)
  • Preparation for Residency (2 weeks)
  • Electives (22 weeks)

 

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