MD Program

Modules 2 & 3

Module 2: Integrative Systems and Disease

January, Year 1 — December, Year 2, morning sessions​

  • Curriculum designed in blocks to integrate basic science and clinical medicine concepts related to an organ system.
    Structure incorporate:
     
    • Normal development
    • Normal processes
    • Abnormal processes
    • Therapeutics and disease management
    • Epidemiology and evidence-based medicine
    • Prevention and nutrition
       
  • Anatomy emphasizes clinical correlations for organ systems taught by clinical faculty
  • Differential diagnosis and therapeutics for each organ system
  • Learning takes place in small group sessions and team activities
  • Three afternoons unscheduled per week
  • Elective seminars are offered in global health, community services, medical Spanish, and bioethics
  • Monthly career seminars with faculty and advisors to help students explore various career opportunities
  • Grading in Pass/Fail
 

Module 3: Technology and Practice of Medicine

August, Year 1 — December, Year 2, afternoon sessions, two days per week

  • Development of clinical and management skills necessary for working with and evaluating patients:

    • Clinical decision making
    • Taking histories and performing physical exams
    • Understanding system-based practice and health care systems
    • Developing differential diagnosis
    • Establishing relationships with patients across all cultures and genders
       
  • Learning experiences occur in hospitals, out patient practices and community sites, seminars, workshops, case discussions, and standardized patients
  • Assigned to chronically ill patients through the LEAPP program to learn the effects of disease on family and quality-of-life issues
  • Clinical skills assessment utilizes standardized patients
  • Grading is Pass/Fail