The first year medical school curriculum is divided into four 8-week blocks:
Beginning with the second block, Molecules/Cells/Tissues, MD-PhD students enroll in specialized MD-PhD courses. The courses, noted below, coordinate with the medical school curriculum by discussing primary scientific literature related to the medical school topics. Students meet weekly for 3 hours of class time. Class sessions consist of discussion of the literature with active participation by both faculty and students.
Additional MD-PhD Program courses include:
Year 2: At the end of the first year students may enroll in one of the 8 graduate programs. This provides an opportunity for MD-PhD students to fulfill graduate school course requirements prior to beginning the third year of the Program. However, year 2 will consist mainly of completing the basic science component of the medical school curriculum and completing the Practice of Medicine 2 course.
The second year medical school curriculum is composed to the following courses:
- Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
- Renal, Fluids, & Electrolytes
- Great Syndromes