The pre-clerkship curriculum is divided into three parts over a total of six required quarters: Foundations of Medicine, Practice of Medicine, and Science of Medicine and consists of 123 (matriculating year of 2018-19) required course units.
The new Discovery Curriculum provides the opportunity to complete the required pre-clerkship curriculum at a more individualized pace. Students can complete the pre-clerkship curriculum at full pace in two years or at a decelerated pace in three years. During the first year, all medical students will complete the required curriculum at the same pace. The second year of pre-clerkship can be completed at full pace, or prior to the Autumn Quarter of second year, students can apply to extend the required course workload over two years.
Required pre-clerkship course descriptions can be found here.