First Year

Essentials Year

The 48-week pre-clinical curriculum will impart the foundational knowledge for students to prepare and succeed in medical school. This year is highly integrated and consists of eight courses with early clinical and interprofessional experiences.


  • Cells to Populations
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Structure and Function
  • Foundations of Disease
  • Mechanisms of Disease

Longitudinal Courses

  • Developing Outstanding Clinical Skills
  • Foundations for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Foundations for Leadership Practice