The first phase of training occurs in the first two years of medical school and focuses on developing foundational science knowledge and its integration with clinical skills. Phase 1 courses are designed to advance competency in medical knowledge with an emphasis on the basic sciences to form a foundation for clinical competency.

PHASE 1 YEAR 1 PHASE 1 YEAR 2
Transitions I Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 2
Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 1 Cardiovascular & Hematology
Human Structure Renal & Respiratory
Molecules to Cells & Tissues Gastrointestinal & Nutrition
Fundamentals of Health & Disease Musculoskeletal & Dermatology
Host Defense Endocrine & Reproductive Biology
Neuroscience & Behavior

Year One Courses

Transitions I (3 credits; 2 weeks)
Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 1 (10 credits; 34 weeks)
Human Structure (9 credits; 16 weeks)
Molecules to Cells and Tissues (7 credits; 15 weeks)
Fundamentals of Health and Disease (6 credits; 6 weeks)
Host Defense (6 credits; 6 weeks)
Neuroscience and Behavior (6 credits; 6 weeks)

Year Two Courses

Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 2 (7 credits; 24 weeks)
Cardiovascular and Hematology (6 credits; 6 weeks)
Renal and Respiratory (6 credits; 6 weeks)
Gastrointestinal and Nutrition (6 credits; 6 weeks)
Musculoskeletal and Dermatologic (2 credits; 2 weeks)
Endocrine and Reproductive Biology (4 credits; 4 weeks)
Phase I Course Total Credit Hours Maximum Contact Hours
Transitions I 3 52
Foundations of Clinical Practice I 10 204
Human Structure 8 160
Molecules to Cells and Tissues 8 160
Fundamentals of Health and Disease 6 120
Host Defense 6 120
Neuroscience and Behavior 6 120
Foundations of Clinical Practice II 7 144
Cardiovascular and Hematology 6 120
Renal and Respiratory 6 120
Gastrointestinal and Nutrition 6 120
Musculoskeletal and Dermatology 2 40
Endocrine and Reproductive Biology 4 80