MD Program

Curriculum Information


​MED 521/DDS 506 Gastroenterology & Nutrition

​ An integrated course covering nutrition, gastrointestinal physiology, pathophysiology and anatomy. Related surgical, pediatric and geriatric topics will also be addressed.

Course Weight: *5
Length: ​6 weeks
Coordinator: Dr. Lana Bistritz​

​MED 522 Reproductive Medicine & Urology

​ An overview of reproductive medicine in both genders, including discussion of conception, pregnancy and fetal development, birth, reproductive technology and relevant health-related issues in men and women. Also covered will be the physiology, pathophysiology and anatomy of the urinary tract, and management of problems in the genitourinary system

Course Weight: *6
Length: ​7 weeks
Coordinator: Dr Darcie Kiddoo

​MED 523/DDS 523 Musculoskeletal System

​ Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disorders of the skin and the musculoskeletal system

Course Weight: *6
Length:​ 7 weeks
Coordinator: Dr. Anna Oswald

MED 529 Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. Each mental health disorder will be explored in terms of definition, epidemiology, etiology,

pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, investigations, treatment and prognosis

Course Weight:  *3
Length: 4 weeks
Coordinator: Dr Ronald Oswald

MED 524/DDS 507 Neurosciences and Organs of Special Senses

Fundamental Clinical Neurosciences taught in an integrated fashion. Involves instruction in subject areas related to the head and neck, including Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neuropathology, Neuropharmacology,Neuroradiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation Medicine, Otorhinoloaryngology and Ophthalmology.

Course Weight: *9
Length: 11 weeks
Coordinator: Dr. Helly Goez, Section Coordinator:  Dr. Dan O'Connell,

​MED 525/DDS 508 Oncology

​ Principles and concepts of clinical oncology

Course Weight: *3
Length: ​4 weeks
Coordinator: Dr. Andrew Scarfe

MED 526 Physicianship II

This course will build upon the knowledge and skills derived from Physicianship I. This course will encompass all aspects of the development of a physician, including but not limited to professionalism, ethics, health equity, patient safety, patient immersion experiences, early clinical experiences, communication skills and physical examination, public health, health systems, and evidence based medicine.

Course Weight:  *6
Length: 36 wk
Coordinator: Dr  Helly Goez

MED 527 Electives​

Elective time to be developed by the student in consultation with a Faculty supervisor.

Course Weight: *1
Length: ​12 hours
Coordinator:​ Dr. Joan Robinson

​MED 520 Pre-Clinical Exam

​ Final pre-clinical exam for students registered in the MD program.

Course Weight: *5
Length: ​3 hours

OSCE Coordinator: Dr Vijay Daniels