Curriculum

Biennium I Overview

medical students in the classroomThe first two years are devoted to learning the basic science of medicine. Learning activities include presentations, small group case discussions, team-based learning modules, laboratory exercises, and standardized and volunteer patient interviews. Assessments include computer-administered multiple-choice and short essay examinations, laboratory and dissection practicals, Team-Based Learning® modules, Peer Instruction sessions, on-line training modules, peer evaluation, supervised interviews with volunteer patients and evaluation by standardized patients. All students must successfully complete the USMLE Step One prior to starting Biennium II. All courses in Years 1 and 2 are Pass/Fail with a final percent score as shown below.

Year I Courses

The following are the courses in the first year:

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Grading System

Director

SMD 512

Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) I

6

Interim P/F & %

Binder

SMD 514

Patient, Physician & Society

3

Final P/F & %

Neely/Mast

SMD 510

Human Structure

11

Final P/F & %

Nieder

SMD 571

Molecular Basis of Medicine

7

Final P/F & %

Prochaska

SMD 572

Cells & Tissue Organ Systems

9

Final P/F & %

Ream

SMD 537

Biostatistics

0

Final P/F & %

Neeley/Stolfi

SMD 530

Principles of Disease

9

Final P/F & %

Koles/Krishnamurthy

Year 2 Courses

Year 2 is divided into two academic grading periods: Medical Systems Term I (August-December), and Medical Systems Term II (January-May). One grade is given for each term.

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Grading System

Director

SMD 542

ICM II

8*

Interim P/F with %

Binder

SMD 565

Clinical Decision Making

3

Final P/F with %

Raslich

SMD 535

Pathobiology and Therapeutics

3

Final P/F with %

Koles/Trout

SMD 560

Medical Neuroscience

5

Final P/F with %

Rich

SMD 562

The Mind

3

Final P/F with%

Mast

SMD 551

Hematology

2

Final P/F with %

Cambronero

SMD 563

Musculoskeletal & Integument

2

Final P/F with %

Krishnamurthy/Trevino

SMD 543

Cardiovascular

4

Final P/F with %

Janz

SMD 552

Respiratory

3

Final P/F with %

Pickett

SMD 554

Renal

3

Final P/F with %

Corbett

SMD 564

Endocrine

2

Final P/F with %

Koroscil

SMD 567

Reproduction

2

Final P/F with %

Duke

SMD 553

Digestive

2

Final P/F with %

Ritucci

 

Last edited on 03/31/2015.