> 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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“My three years as a medical student serving on the
Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (CUME) has shown
me how dedicated our faculty and attendings are to
improving the medical school and how much they value
student feedback. My election to CUME allowed me to
give back to my medical school by serving as a link
between my classmates and the governing body that
— Sarah L. Steenbergen, Class of 2011
first priority is to train competent future physicians
by placing the educational focus on the student. It is
nice to know that my input is valued relating to shaping
the future curriculum.”
— Christopher Steele, Class of 2014