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Curriculum

The design of the M.D./Ph.D. Program allows for completion in 8 years.
Summer 10-week Research Rotation
Year 1 First Year Medical School (Basic Biomedical Sciences)
Summer 10-week Research Rotation
Year 2 Second Year Medical School (Basic Biomedical Sciences).
Sit for USMLE 1
Summer Begin PhD Coursework - Select Mentor for Research Training
Years 3 - 6 Graduate Courses Toward Ph.D. - Qualifying Exams, Research, Dissertation, & Defense
Year 7 Third Year Medical School (Clinical Sciences) / Subspecialty Electives
Year 8 Fourth Year Medical School (Clinical Sciences) / Subspecialty Electives / Sit for USMLE 2 (Fall)

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First-Year Medical School Curriculum (Begins August; 39 weeks)
Course
Weeks
Fall Morning Courses
Prologue
1
Molecular and Cellular Systems
2 through 6
The Human Structure
7 through 13
Disease, Diagnosis & Therapy
13 through 18
Spring Morning Courses
Immunology, Microbiology & Integument
19 through 23
Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary
24 through 28
Metabolism & Nutrition
29 though 34
Blood, Hematopoiesis & Lymphatics
35 through 39
Fall/Spring Afternoon Courses
Clinical Medicine I (Tuesday and Thursday)
1 through 39
Patients, Physicians and Society I (Monday)
1 through 39
Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Varied (16 sessions)

Second-Year Medical School Curriculum (Begins August: 35 weeks)
Course
Weeks
Fall Morning Courses
Cardiology, Respiratory & Renal
1 through 9
Neuroscience & Psychiatry
10 through 19
Fall Afternoon Courses
Clinical Medicine II (Tuesday and Thursday)
1 through 19
Patients, Physicians and Society II (Monday)
1 through 19
Enrichment (Wednesday)
5 through 14
Spring Morning Courses
Reproduction & Gender-Based Medicine
20 through 25
Capstone 26 through 35
Spring Afternoon Course
Clinical Medicine II (Tuesday and Thursday) 20 through 29

Years 3 to 6: Ph.D. Research and Coursework

Third-Year Medical School Curriculum (Begins July; 48 weeks)
Course
Number
Weeks
Medicine Clerkship
MED 9250
8 weeks
Surgery Clerkship
SURG 9760
8 weeks
Pediatric Clerkship
PEDI 9650
6 weeks
Psychiatry Clerkship
PSBS 9520
6 weeks
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship
OBGY 9210
6 weeks
Family Medicine Clerkship
FM 9540
4 weeks
Geriatrics Clerkship
GERI 9250
4 weeks
Clinical Neuroscience Clerkship
NEUR 9370
2 weeks
Subspecialty Electives (2)
*
4 weeks
Current Topics in Medicine (Longitudinal)
*
-
TOTAL
48 weeks
(1920 clock hours)

Fourth-Year Medical School Curriculum (Begins July; 38 weeks)
Course
Number
Weeks
Ambulatory Care
MED 923
4 weeks
Rural Preceptorship
FM XXXX
4 weeks
Specialty Electives (3)
*
6 weeks
Clinical Electives (6)
*
24 weeks
TOTAL
38 weeks
(1520 clock hours)
During the fourth year, students may participate in an international rotation for up to 12 weeks. Affiliated international programs are located in:
  • Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Grenoble, France
  • Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Vellore, India
  • Miraj, India
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Blantyre, Malawi
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Harare, Zimbabwe
Subspecialty Electives: Third and fourth year subspecialty electives may be chosen from:

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