Curriculum

Our goal for the medical degree program is to prepare you for success in primary care or specialty fields. Throughout the course of your four years, you will learn to master the following concepts and skills:

1.        Medical Knowledge:  Students will apply and recall knowledge of human structure, function, development, pathophysiology, and psychosocial development.

2.        Patient Care & Clinical Skills:  Students will demonstrate and use their knowledge, procedural and cognitive skills in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of health problems encountered in patient care.

3.        Practice-based Learning & Improvement:  Students will identify gaps in understanding, recognize personal limitations, and demonstrate habits of self-directed learning to acquire or improve knowledge and skills.

4.        Interpersonal & Communication Skills:  Students will employ effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills with patients, family members, colleagues, and other health professionals to promote optimal health outcomes.

5.        Professionalism:  Students will employ and exemplify altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, service, honor, integrity, and respect for others into all aspects of their professional lives.

6.        Systems of Health Care: Students will analyze health care delivery settings and systems in order to advocate for patients, identify opportunities for quality improvement, and optimize patient safety through open communication of errors.

7.        Interprofessional Collaboration:  Students will prepare to function effectively in teams and within organizations, applying community and other resources to medical problems for individual patients and groups. 

8.        Personal & Professional Development:  Students will develop skills and exhibit qualities necessary to sustain lifelong personal and professional growth.

Detailed learning objectives may be found at http://unmc.edu/com/curriculum_goals.htm.


First Year - First Semester
Core/Course Number Hours
Structure and Development of the Human Body Core M-ID/570 10
Cellular Processes Core M-ID/560 6
Integrated Clinical Experience I Core M-ID/525 5
First Year - Second Semester
Core/Course Number Hours
Function of the Human Body Core M-ID/590 10
Neurosciences Core M-ID/580 6
Integrated Clinical Experience II Core M-ID/526 5
Second Year - First Semester
Core/Course Number Hours
Introduction to Disease Processes Core M-ID/630 10
Cardiology/Pulmonary/Endocrine/Ear, Nose and Throat Core M-ID/641 6
Integrated Clinical Experience III Core M-ID/635 5
Second Year - Second Semester
Core/Course Number Hours
Neurology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry Core M-ID/631 5
Hematology/Oncology, Musculoskeletal, Dermatology, and Basic Life Support Core M-ID/640 6
Genitourinary/Gastroenterology System Core M-ID/642 5
Integrated Clinical Experience IV Core M-ID/645 5
Third Year Clerkships
Core/Course Number Hours
Basic Req Clerkship - Family Medicine FMED/705 8
Basic Req. Clerkship-Internal Medicine IMED/705A 8
Basic Req. Clerkship-Internal Medicine IMED/705B 4
Basic Req. Clerkship-OB-GYN OBGY/705A 6
Basic Req Clerkship-Pediatrics PEDS/703 8
Basic Req. Clerkship-Psychiatry PSYC/705A 6
Basic Req. Clerkship-Surgery SURG/708 8
     
     
Fourth Year Clerkships
Entire Senior Year = 10 months (July - April)   Hours
One month vacation allowed during senior year.   4
Each senior elective is four (4) credit hours.   32
Senior Selective   4

 

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