Preclinical Years (Med I & II)
Med I and Med II comprise nine system modules (see curriculum page) starting with 14 weeks of Foundations of Medicine. The curriculum of each module will be delivered as four themes:
1. Basic and Clinical Science Theme (Anatomy, Histology, Pathology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Clinical Sciences, Pharmacology, Genetics)
2. Clinical Skills Theme
3. Professional Development and Behavioral Theme
4. Population Health and Social Medicine Theme
New learning modalities will be utilized, such as simulators and simulation labs, virtual teaching, small-group teaching, peer-assisted teaching, problem-based classes, and computer and internet-assisted learning. Meanwhile, lectures and bedside teaching retain a place. Students are provided with a Study Guide for each module that has all the important needed information, including learning objectives, themes, and measures of assessments.