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Curriculum

During Years 1 and 2, you will take the integrated medical school basic science curriculum and actively participate in a monthly research forum for all students in the MD/PhD program. During the summer periods before and after the first year of medical school, you will complete rotations in at least two research laboratories to facilitate the selection of a research mentor and specific graduate program.

After successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of medical school and posting a passing score on Step 1 of the USMLE, you will enter the Ph.D. research portion of your training in one of the following graduate programs:

 

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs:

 

Training Sequence:

MS1

Human Function (Physiology, Biochemistry)

Public Health

Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration (PCDI)

Problem Based Learning (PBL)

Human Structure (Anatomy, Histology)

Neurobiology

MS2

Microbiology

Pathology

Pharmacology

Immunology

Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration (PDCI)

Behavioral Science and Psychopathology

Ethics

Grad 1

Required graduate coursework and/or comprehensive exams (this varies by program) - Biomedical Sciences

Grad 2

Dissertation Research

Grad 3

Dissertation Research

Grad 4

Dissertation Research

MS 3

Clinical Rotations in Internal Medicine, Surgery OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry/ Neurology, Family Medicine

MS4

Sub-internship, Critical Care, Rural Health Rotation, Electives, Step 2 Prep, Interviewing