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Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 1

Students will advance clinical skills, knowledge, and communication skills acknowledging the social context of health and disease.

Credit Hours: 10 (Aug. 22, 2016 – May 19, 2017)

Human Structure

Knowledge of the functional and developmental relationship among anatomical structures, organs, and organ systems will enable students to explain the anatomic (microscopic and macroscopic) basis of common clinical conditions, injuries, diseases, and functional deficits.

Credit Hours: 8 (Aug. 22 - Dec. 16, 2016)

Molecules to Cells and Tissues

Knowledge of fundamental concepts in molecular, cell, and tissue biology, and clinical genetics will enable students to explain molecular, biochemical, and cellular underpinnings of health and disease states.

Credit Hours: 8 (Aug. 22 – Dec. 16, 2016)

Fundamentals of Health and Disease

Knowledge of physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmacological principles will enable students to describe maintenance of normal physiologic functions and discuss disease states and drug treatments in terms of altered cellular and tissue function.

Credit Hours: 6 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 17, 2017)

Host Defense

Knowledge of the immune system and the pathogenesis of infectious organisms will enable students to form appropriate diagnosis and interventional strategies for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and immune-mediated pathologies.

Credit Hours: 6 (Feb. 20 – April 7, 2017)

Neuroscience & Behavior

Knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of the brain and nervous system, and of mind-body interactions will enable students to describe these systems’ major diseases, including signs and symptoms, behavioral patterns, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions.

Credit Hours: 6 (April 10 – May 19, 2017)

Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 2

Students will advance clinical skills, knowledge, and communication skills acknowledging the social context of health and disease.

Credit Hours: 7 (Aug. 7, 2017 – Feb. 23, 2018)

Cardiovascular & Hematology

Knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of cardiovascular and hematologic systems will enable students to describe these systems’ major diseases, including signs and symptoms, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions.

Credit Hours: 6 (Aug. 7 – Sept. 15, 2017)

Renal & Respiratory

Knowledge of the physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology of the respiratory and renal systems will enable students to describe these systems’ major diseases, including signs and symptoms, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions.

Credit Hours: 6 (Sept. 18 – Oct. 27, 2017)

Gastrointestinal & Nutrition

Knowledge of the physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of the gastrointestinal system will enable students to describe this system’s major diseases, including signs and symptoms, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions, including application of nutrition principles and their role in health and disease.

Credit Hours: 6 (Oct. 30 – Dec. 15, 2017)

Musculoskeletal & Dermatologic

Knowledge of the physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of dermatologic and musculoskeletal systems will enable students to describe these systems’ major diseases, including signs and symptoms, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions.

Credit Hours: 2 (Jan. 16 – 29, 2018)

Endocrine & Reproductive Biology

Knowledge of the physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of the endocrine and reproductive systems will enable students to describe these systems’ major diseases, including signs and symptoms, histopathologic and clinical laboratory characteristics, and rationale for current therapeutic interventions.

Credit Hours: 4 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 26, 2018)

Vacation

Independent Learning

Phase 1 Year 1 Remediation

NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Exam

Independent Learning

USMLE Step 1 Exam

Phase 1 Year 2 Remediation

Transitions 1

Students will begin to appreciate their role as health care professionals by learning knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to begin patient care as a novice member of a health care team.

Credit Hours: 3 (Aug. 8-19, 2016)