M.D. Program Timeline

Year One – 38 Weeks of Instruction

  • White Coat Ceremony – 1 day
  • Orientation & Registration – 1 week
  • Molecules to Cells – 8 weeks
  • Structure and Function – 17 weeks
  • Health and Disease – 8 weeks
  • Hematology and Oncology – 3 weeks
  • Focused Individualized Research Experience – 37 weeks (throughout year 1)
  • Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare – 11 weeks (concurrent with HB-3 and S-1)
  • Practice of Medicine – 38 weeks (throughout year 1)

Year Two – 32 Weeks of Instruction

  • Orientation & Registration – 1 week
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems – 6 weeks
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems – 6 weeks
  • Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems – 6 weeks
  • Skin and Musculoskeletal Systems – 4 weeks
  • Brain and Behavior – 7 weeks
  • Focused Individualized Research Experience - 31 weeks (throughout year 2)
  • Practice of Medicine – 31 weeks (throughout year 2)
  • NBME Step 1 Preparation – 4 weeks

Year Three – 50 Weeks of Instruction

  • Orientation & Registration – 1 week
  • Internal and Family Medicine Clerkship - 12 weeks
  • General Surgery Clerkship and Surgical Selectives - 12 weeks
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship - 6 weeks
  • Pediatrics Clerkship - 6 weeks
  • Neurology Clerkship - 6 weeks
  • Psychiatry Clerkship - 6 weeks
  • Longitudinal Clerkship Curriculum (throughout year 3)

Year Four – 36 Weeks of Instruction

The fourth year is divided into 10 one-month blocks. All students rotate through four weeks each of Emergency Medicine, two Acting Internships. Of the remaining seven months of the year, five are devoted to electives where students can gain additional clinical experiences locally or nationally. The remaining two months can be used for another elective, study, further research or residency interviews. Students finish the fourth year with a four-week capstone experience that provides preparation for internship, leadership training and teaching experience.

2013-2018 Five Year Calendar