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Phase I (Years 1 and 2)

Year 1 Weekly Schedule

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8-9 a.m.LectureLectureLectureLecturePatient Centered Learning Case
9-10 a.m.Patient Centered Learning CaseLecturePatient Centered Learning CaseLecture
10-11 a.m.LabLab
11 a.m. - NoonCase Wrap Up
Noon - 1 p.m.LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1-2 p.m.ResearchUnscheduledResearchUnscheduledResearch
2-3 p.m.InterprofessionalismClinical SciencesClinical Sciences
3-4 p.m.
4-5 p.m.

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