MD Curriculum

Our innovative curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to impart the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and abilities students need to become excellent physicians and scientists, while giving students meaningful feedback every step of the way.

Years 1 and 2

During Years 1 and 2, students enroll in four sequential semesters of Integrated Medical Sciences and Doctoring. The elective Scholarly Concentrations Program is introduced to students during Year 1. Prior to beginning Year 3, students complete a Clinical Skills Clerkship in preparation for clinical rotations.

Year 3

Year 3 allows students to explore core disciplines and related specialties through the completion of required clerkships in surgery, internal medicine, clinical neurosciences (neurology and psychiatry), pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, and family medicine.

Year 4

The transition from the third year to the fourth year takes place in May, after which students complete sub-internship(s) and develop a program of elective rotations aimed at finalizing a career choice, and obtaining and preparing for a residency in their chosen field. Students also complete a required Internship Preparatory Course.