Medical Program
Program Outline

Academic Year One: Basic Sciences

Term 1
ANAT 531 Histology and Cell Biology 4 cr.
ANAT 550 Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy 8 cr.
BCHM 550 Medical Biochemistry 5 cr.
Term 2
BIOE 501 Bioethics and the Professional:
Medicine in Society I
1 cr.
BMIC 550 Medical Immunology and Medical Genetics 4 cr.
PHY 510 Neuroscience 5 cr.
PHY 560 Physiology 6 cr.
PUBH 501 Topics in Community and Preventive Medicine: Medicine in Society II 1 cr.

Academic Year Two: Basic Sciences

Term 3
BEHS 640 Module: Behavioral Sciences and Medicine 6 cr.
Term 4
CLSK 653 Communication Skills and Physical Diagnosis 3 cr.
MICR 670 Microbiology 6 cr.
PATH 640 Pathologic Basis of Clinical Medicine 13 cr.
PATH 693 Medical Nutrition 1 cr.
Term 5
CLSK 655 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 3 cr.
PATH 674 Pathophysiology 12 cr.
PATH 676 Basic Science Foundation for Clinical Reasoning 2 cr.
PHAR 681 Pharmacology 6 cr.

Academic Years Three, Four, and Five

48 Weeks:
Core Rotations
Medicine 12 Weeks
Surgery 12 Weeks
Pediatrics 6 Weeks
Obstetrics/Gynecology 6 Weeks
Psychiatry 6 Weeks
Family Medicine 6 Weeks
32 Weeks:
Sub-Internships and Electives
Medicine Sub-Internship 4 Weeks
Medicine Elective 4 Weeks
Pediatrics Elective or Sub-Internship 4 Weeks
Additional Electives 20 Weeks

The Clinical Years consist of five terms for a total of 80 weeks.

This listing does not indicate the sequence of clinical courses. The core rotation schedules are determined by the hospital at the time students are admitted into the clinical program. In general, students complete their core rotations before doing additional requirements and electives. Electives listed above are examples of the many options available. Elective choices and schedules are arranged individually by students, in consultation with the hospital administration.

Hospitals have the option of requiring students to attend an orientation. This orientation can last up to a week and is a non-credit experience. Clinical rotations in the United Kingdom begin in January, July, and October.

 

Basic Sciences Program Dates

Academic
Year One
August 2015 Entrants January 2016 Entrants August 2016 Entrants January 2017 Entrants
Term 1 Aug. 17, 2015–
Dec. 11, 2015
Jan. 18, 2016–
May 13, 2016
Aug. 15, 2016–
Dec. 9, 2016
Jan. 16, 2017–
May 12, 2017
Term 2 Jan. 11, 2016–
May 15, 2016
Aug. 9, 2016*–
Dec. 11, 2016
Jan. 9, 2017–
May 14, 2017
Aug. 15, 2017*–
Dec. 17, 2017
Academic
Year Two
August 2015 Entrants January 2016 Entrants August 2016 Entrants January 2017 Entrants
Term 3 June 27, 2016–
Aug. 5, 2016
Jan. 9, 2017–
Feb. 17, 2017
June 25, 2017–
Aug. 4, 2017
Jan. 8, 2018–
Feb. 16, 2018
Term 4 Aug. 9, 2016–
Dec. 9, 2016
Feb. 20 2017–
June 23, 2017
Aug. 15, 2017–
Dec. 15, 2017
Feb. 19, 2018–
June 22, 2018
Term 5 Jan. 9, 2017–
May 12, 2017
Aug. 15, 2017–
Dec. 15, 2017
Jan. 8, 2018–
May 11, 2018
Aug. 14, 2018–
Dec. 14, 2018

Calendar is subject to change.

*Students in the Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program will begin the term a day prior to the date listed.

Selectives

Selectives are offered to basic sciences students during the first two years of the four-year medical program. The objective is to provide a structured learning experience in diverse clinical and scholarly areas. They give students the opportunity to integrate basic sciences knowledge into clinical areas and may provide a transition into clinical medicine. Selectives are offered by various departments and coordinated through the Office of the Dean of Basic Sciences. There is a cost associated with some of the following selectives.

Updated 9/21/15

 

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