Curriculum

Foundations & Legacy Curriculum


Year I Foundations Modules

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Grading System

 

SMD 8500

Upstream Medicine: Introduction

3

P/F

 

SMD 8520

Upstream Medicine: Field Experience*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8530

Clinical Medicine I*

6

P/F

 

SMD 8540

Interprofessional Engagement I*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8550

Professional Identity: Answering the Call I*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8560

Scholarship in Medicine I*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8570

Origins 1

7

P/F

 

SMD 8575

Origins 2

6

P/F

 

SMD 8580

Human Architecture

2

P/F

 

SMD 8585

Host and Defense

5

P/F

 

SMD 8590

Staying Alive

12

P/F

 

 

Total Credit Hours

45

 

 

Academic Year Calendar

*Longitudinal runs the ENTIRE academic year; however, students will be enrolled during spring term; final “pass” grade assigned end of spring term on transcript


Legacy Curriculum

The first two years are devoted to learning the basic science of medicine. Learning activities include presentations, small group case discussions, team-based learning modules, peer instruction and Problem-Based Learning (WrightQ), laboratory exercises, and standardized and volunteer patient interviews. Assessments include computer-administered multiple-choice and short essay examinations, laboratory and dissection practicals, essays, Team-Based Learning™ modules, peer evaluation, supervised interviews with volunteer patients and evaluation by standardized patients. All students must successfully complete the United States Medical Licensure Examination (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 2 is divided into two academic grading periods: Medical Systems Term I (July-December), and Medical Systems Term II (January-May). One grade is given for each term.

Students are required to complete four weeks of elective courses during BI. This requirement must be fulfilled prior to starting Biennium II (the third and fourth years of medical school). Each elective course must be a minimum of two weeks in length. Additionally students must complete 60 hours of service learning electives during Biennium 1 comprised of a minimum of two service learning experiences with a minimum of 12 hours per service learning experience.

medical students in the classroomBoth electives and service learning hours can be completed during the following period:

  • During the MS2 academic year

Both electives and service learning hours can be designated as either faculty directed or student initiated. Faculty directed electives and service learning hours have been developed by faculty members, and are typically offered annually. These electives are listed in the BI Electives Catalog.

Student-initiated electives and service learning hours are developed by students in conjunction with faculty and community partners. A student may design his or her own elective experiences around a special medical interest, subject to departmental sponsorship and the routine approval process. Electives and service learning hours may be either domestic or international.

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

 

SMD 542

ICM II

8

Interim P/F with %

 

SMD 565

Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making

1

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 535

Pathobiology & Therapeutics

5

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 560

Medical Neuroscience

5

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 562

The Mind

3

Final P/F with%

 

SMD 551

Hematology

2

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 553

Digestive

2

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 561

Endocrine/Reproductive

4

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 563

Musculoskeletal & Integument

2

Final P/F with %

 

SMD 580

Staying Alive (Card/Resp/Renal)

10

Final P/F with %

 

  TOTAL 42    
Academic Year Calendar

WrightCurriculum: Year II Foundations Modules -- Begin July 16, 2018

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Grading System

 

SMD 8630

Clinical Medicine II*

6

P/F

 

SMD 8640

Interprofessional Engagement II*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8650

Professional Identity: Answering the Call II*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8660

Scholarship in Medicine II*

1

P/F

 

SMD 8680

Beginning to End

12

P/F

 

SMD 8690

Balance, Control, & Repair: Part 1

8

P/F

 

SMD 8691

Balance, Control, & Repair: Part 2

4

P/F

 

SMD 8695

Advanced Step 1 Prep

2

P/F

 

 

TOTAL

35

 

 

*Longitudinal runs the ENTIRE academic year; however, students will be enrolled during spring term; final “pass” grade assigned end of spring term on transcript

Last edited on 06/29/2017.