Academic Curriculum​​

Breakdown of M.D. Degree Programs

MD DEGREE PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

5 YEAR MD DEGREE PROGRAM STARTS HERE

The Premedical program sets a strong foundation in the sciences, and this allow students to be prepared for the Medical degree program. Student must obtain at least 90 credits to meet the minimum entry requirement into the Medical Degree program.

COURSE BREAKDOWN
SEMESTER 1
  • English I
  • Calculus Math I
  • Biology I + Labs
  • Gen. Chem. + Labs
SEMESTER 2
  • English II
  • Biostatics Math 2 
  • Biology II + Labs
  • Gen. Chem. II + Labs
SEMESTER 3
  • Physics I + Labs
  • Organic Chem. I + Labs
  • Psychology
  • Scholar Literary
  • Research
SEMESTER 4
  • Physics II + Labs
  • Organic Chem. II + Labs
  • Intro to Nutrition
  • Sociology

BASIC SCIENCES COMPONENT

4 YEAR MD DEGREE PROGRAM STARTS HERE

Basic Sciences phase sets a strong foundation for students before they transition into the Clerkship phase of their program.

COURSE BREAKDOWN
SEMESTER 1
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology and Cell Biology
  • Embryology
  • Epidemiology
  • Intro to Clinical Medicine I
SEMESTER 2
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine II
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Genetics
SEMESTER 3
  • Pathology I
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Intro to Clinical Medicine III
SEMESTER 4
  • Pathology II
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Intro to Clinical Medicine IV
SEMESTER 5
  • Intro to Clinical Medicine V
  • Pre Clinical Review

CLINICAL CLERKSHIP CURRICULUM

CORE CLINICAL CLERKSHIP

Students who have successfully completed all of their basic medical sciences course work and who have passed the Comprehensive NBME CBSE with a score of 200 can commence their core clinical clerkship rotations. Students will be guided by the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Clinical Coordinator in making the arrangements for their clinical clerkship placement.

Students spend the first 48 weeks completing the core clinical specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology. The core rotations lay the foundation for the elective rotations done in the remaining 32 weeks. Further details regarding the clinical clerkship curriculum can be found in the Student Handbook.

ELECTIVE ROTATIONS

Fourth year medical students must successfully complete a minimum of 32 weeks of elective rotations in their field of choice.  The student may decide to take any elective specialty (4 Weeks Each) in the field of choice. However, the approval of choice of electives is at the discretion of the Dean Of Clinical Sciences.

Students must complete all core rotations before electives.

CORE CLINICAL ROTATIONS EVALUATIONS

Each student must be evaluated by the Clinical Faculty Preceptor at the midway point and end of the scheduled rotation. Each student is required to complete an evaluation form assessing the clinical preceptor and the clinical rotation. The rotation is not completed until all evaluation forms are completed and received. If a student’s performance is not up to par, that student will be notified by the clinical preceptor and the necessary measures, such as counseling, will be taken to improve the student’s performance. If a student fails a core clinical rotation s/he cannot move forward to the next academic year without remediation of the failed rotation.

CLINICAL ROTATIONS SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Clinical Students are required to attend a monthly meeting with the Dean of Clinical Affairs and also the Clinical Chair. These meetings can be conducted at the hospital site where the rotation takes place or via teleconferencing media.

 

BSc. Public Health Curriculum

Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program must complete the required courses to qualify for the BSPH degree.  The General Sciences component of this program runs parallel to the Premedical program offered to persons seeking entry into the Doctor of Medicine Degree program.