Our interdisciplinary preclinical curriculum is composed of a two-year integrated basic science course, Integrated Medical Sciences and a two-year clinical skills course, designed to teach the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a competent, ethical, and humane physician. Doctoring provides role models for the type of patient-centered, ethical and humane physicians Alpert Medical School aims to produce.
The curriculum in MD Years 1 and 2 is identical for MD and MD/PhD students.
MD/PhD students are afforded increased flexibility in designating time during the clinical years. While the required core clerkships are the same as for MD students, MD/PhD students are able to use up to 20 elective weeks to complete or extend upon their graduate studies.