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The MD Program focuses on life-long learning, problem-solving skills, teamwork and interprofessional education through experiential learning. Students develop a strong theoretical background in the foundational scientific and clinical principles of medicine.

Beginning in pre-clerkship, students apply this knowledge to clinical cases (in both simulated and clinical settings) and develop the clinical readiness required for the patient care setting in clerkship.

Students will learn professional identity formation, evidence-based medicine, clinical skills (communication and physical exam) and clinical reasoning principles, all of which are required to function effectively as a physician and lifelong learner.

Each course presents the material step-by-step from basic information to clinical application, building on foundational knowledge and skills. Our MD Program is one of the only programs in the country to offer a full-dissection anatomy lab. The lab is available to give students the valuable learning opportunity of dissecting human cadavers. 

Clinical exposure begins in Years 1 and 2, becoming a fully immersive clinical learning experience at the start of Year 3.

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