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Students receive formal classroom education in basic sciences, core medical knowledge, acquisition of skills for clinical practice, professionalism, and multiculturalism. The didactic curriculum prepares students for preceptorship experience.
Basic science courses are presented in Quarter 1-3. These include :
- Basic Science/Microbiology/Infectious Disease
- Anatomy/Physiology/Pathophysiology I & II
- Pharmacology I & II
Core medical knowledge is presented throughout the curriculum in the Core Medicine I-VII courses, with the following emphases by quarter:
- Health and common medical disorders by system (Quarters 1 & 2)
- Health and medical needs of special patient populations (Quarters 2 & 3)
- Healthcare across the lifespan (Quarters 2 & 3)
- Patient care in specialized settings (Quarters 3 & 4)
- Public Health (Quarters 5 & 6)
- Board review (Quarters 7)
Instruction in information literacy and practical skills in evidence-based medicine is embedded in the Core Medicine courses.