Phase I (Years 1 and 2)

Year 1 Weekly Schedule

Year 1 Block Schedule: Normal Structure and Function

Block I: August - October (8 weeks)

Functional Biology of Cells and Tissues Molecules, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Cells, Tissues, Metabolism, Transcription, Translation, Early Development, Pharmacodynamics , Pharmacokinetics

Interviewing and Professionalism Interviewing Skills, Relationships with Colleagues, Medical Student Professionalism, Medicine as a Profession, Physician Privileges and Responsibilities, Medical Humanities

Fundamentals and Foundations of Research Scientific Method, Thinking like a Researcher, Quantitative / Quantitative Research, Basic Clinical Translational Research Principles, Hypothesis Generation, Introduction to Medical Literature, "Research Live"- Intro

Interprofessional Healthcare Introduction to Team Building Concepts, Interpersonal Relationships and Development of Camaraderie and Partnerships


Block II: October - December (8 weeks)

Human Body I Immunology, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Autonomic Nervous System, Nutrition

Physical Exam and Human Life Cycle I Major Body Regions, Cultural Diversity in the Medical Interview, Vital Signs, Heart and Lungs, Infancy and Early Childhood Development, Medical Humanities

Research Tools Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Keys to Successful Collaboration, "Research Live" - Block Topics, Research Rotations

Interprofessional Healthcare Theoretical Foundations and Models of Healthcare, Public Health, Population Health, Normal Structure and Function of Society, Experiential Team Learning (e.g., following a family)


Block III: January - March (8 weeks)

Human Body II GI Tract, Liver & Biliary, Renal, Endocrine, Reproduction, Nutrition

Physical Exam and Human Life Cycle II Abdominal, Male and Female Genitourinary Exams, Sexuality, Difficult Patient Interview - Sensitive Topics, Adolescent to Adult Development, Medical Humanities

Research Application Biostatisitics, Epidemiology, Research Design and Methods, Law and Medicine, Regulatory Principles, Research Rotations, "Research Live" - Block Topics

Interprofessional Healthcare Healthcare Professional Roles, Conflict Resolution, Negotiations, Leadership, Clinical Skills Team Training (simulation), Experiential Team Learning, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement


Block IV: March - May (8 weeks)

Biology of the Nervous System Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System, Special Sensory Structures, Nutrition

Neurological Exam - Biopsychosocial Aspects Aging, Death and Dying, Palliative Care, Lifestyle Modification and Stages of Change, Medical Humanities

Research Outcomes Manuscript Preparation, Journal Selection, Manuscript Revision, Grant Writing, Grant Review Process (Study Sections), Research Mentor Selection Deadline, Project Identification Deadline, "Research Live" - Block Topics

Interprofessional Healthcare Clinical Skills Team Training (simulation), Introduction Health Delivery Systems, Experiential Team Learning, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement


Year 2 Block Schedule - Abnormal Structure and Function

Block V: July - August (6 weeks)

Fundamentals of Pathobiology Cells and Tissues, Necrosis, Neoplasia, Inflammation, Genetic Disorders, Immunological Diseases, Infection, Microbiology, Virology, Pharmacology, Therapeutics

Communicating with Patients and Families Enhancement of Interviewing Skills, Fundamentals of Case Presentations, Psychosocial Aspects of Disease, Domestic Violence, Ambulatory Care Experience

Research Project Individual Student Research Project (hypothesis generation / specific aim), Ethics, "Research Live" - Block Topics

Interprofessional Healthcare Global Health Issues, Team Training in Disaster Preparedness, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement


Block VI: September - October (6 weeks)

Pathobiology of the Human Body I Hemotology, Bleeding disorders, White Cell Disorders, Vascular Diseases, Heart, Pulmonary, ENT, Lymph Nodes and Spleen, Microbiology, Virology, Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Nutrition

The Physician & Society and Clinical Skills H & P and Psychosocial Aspects of CV and Pulmonary Diseases, Stress management for Physicians, Medical Marriages, Lifestyle Balance, Changing Healthcare Systems, Managed Care, Medical Legal Issues, Ambulatory Ca

Research Project Individual Student Research Project (research design, tests), IRB, Ethics, "Research Live" - Block Topics

Interprofessional Healthcare Case Studies in Acute and Chronic Disease Management, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement


Block VII: November - December (6 weeks)

Pathobiology of the Human Body II GI Tract, Liver, Pancreas, Renal, Male and Female GU, Breast, Microbiology, Virology, Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Nutrition

Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Clinical Skills H & P and Psychosocial Aspects of GI, Renal, and Urogenital Diseases, Ambulatory Care Experience, Writing Orders and Prescriptions

Research Project Individual Student Research Project (anticipated outcomes and preliminary data), IRB, Ethics, "Research Live" - Block Topics

Interprofessional Healthcare Case Studies in Acute and Chronic Disease Management Experiential Team Learning


Block VIII: January - February (6 weeks)

Pathobiology of the Human Body III Endocrine, Skeletal and Soft Tissues, Skin, Environmental and Nutritional Diseases, Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems, Nutrition

Psychobiology and Substance Abuse H & P and Psychosocial Aspects of Neurological Diseases,Clinical psychiatric syndromes and their underlying neurobiologic dysfunctions, Ambulatory Care Experience,

Research Project Individual Student Research Project (proposal in grant format), "Research Live" - Block Topics

Interprofessional Healthcare Health Policy Analysis, Case Studies in Acute and Chronic Disease Management, Experiential Team Learning