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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Pre-clinical years

First and second years

  • Pre-clinical coursework focuses on normal human biology and effects of disease
  • Selectives allow for exploration of many areas of medicine
  • Patient contact begins immediately and expands during the second year

Third year

Fourth year

  • 32 weeks of elective coursework
  • 4-week Capstone course

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