M.D. Program Timeline

Year One – 38 Weeks of Instruction

  • White Coat Ceremony – 1 day
  • Orientation & Registration – 1 week
  • Cellular Function and Medical Genetics - 8 weeks
  • Structure and Function – 17 weeks
  • Health and Disease – 8 weeks
  • Hematology and Oncology – 4 weeks
  • Focused Inquiry and 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 Inquiry and Research Experience - 31 weeks (throughout year 2)
  • Practice of Medicine – 31 weeks (throughout year 2)
  • USMLE Step 1 Preparation – 4 weeks

Year Three – 50 Weeks of Instruction

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

Year Four – 36 Weeks of Instruction

In the fourth year, students are able to take one Acting Internship in any core area- Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine or Critical Care (must be taken at affiliated hospitals). Seven Electives (up to four electives may be taken at approved extramural institutions, and not more than four electives may be taken in the same core area).  The three remaining blocks of the fourth year may be used for other electives, independent study, further research, residency interviews or remediation (if needed). 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