> Prospective Students
The curriculum of the School of Medicine
consists of 164 weeks of instruction over a four-year period.
It is divided into three phases.
Phase 1 spans the
first two years, covering the core basic science instruction
and the foundations of clinical medicine.
Phase 2, year three of the curriculum,
the core clinical experiences required of all students.
year four of the curriculum, builds upon the clinical foundation
of Phase 2, and provides students with elective opportunities
to tailor their educational experience. An independent scholarly
project is required in Phase 3. Students may choose to enhance
their educational program by participating in combined degree
programs, such as M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A. and M.D./M.P.H.,
or through involvement in the M.D. Enrichment Program. The
latter program allows students to enrich the standard M.D.
program with up to a year of full-time academic work outside
of the formal combined and dual degree programs. This enrichment
experience is provided at no additional tuition cost.
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one of the many students serving on the curriculum
reform committee, I have experienced first-hand the
positive and exciting energy surrounding the coming
changes to our curriculum. As we move toward a new team-based learning system, students are heavily involved
with helping write and test drive the cases that form
the core of our new curriculum.”
— Michael Mei, Class of 2018