The curriculum blends required coursework and clinical rotations with elective experiences that allow students to explore areas of personal interest.

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Through all four years of the curriculum, key topics known as Threads are woven throughout the learning experience, linking clinical and coursework and enhancing the learning experience. The current curriculum includes three Threads:

  1. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA)
  2. Geriatrics
  3. Quality Improvement, Patient Safety (QuIPS)

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First year

  • Coursework, focusing on normal human biology
  • Selectives allow for exploration of many areas of medicine
  • Patient contact begins in first month

Second year

  • Coursework, focusing on effects of disease
  • Expanded clinical experience

Third year

Fourth year

  • 32 weeks elective
  • 4-week Capstone course

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