During the Essentials Year, the curriculum focus is on integrating scientific principles into clinical presentations and health system contexts. Team-oriented care delivery is the future of healthcare, and our curriculum models this approach. Our students will learn in small group, team-based environments during case-based learning, clinical skills and interprofessional education. Large group learning will be interactive and push students to apply knowledge in new frameworks. This is a particularly effective way for students to not only learn scientific content, but to also develop clinical reasoning skills.
Our student-centered educational approach limits structured classroom time to less than 20 hours a week and routine feedback helps students gauge their depth of understanding of the scientific content. A Pass/Fail grading system encourages collaboration and learning together in the integrated curriculum.
▼ Molecules and Cells
▼ Structure and Function
▼ Brain and Behavior
▼ Foundations of Disease
▼ Mechanisms of Disease (MOD)
▼ Foundations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice