Integrated Medical Curriculum

The Integrated Medical School Curriculum (IMC) in the first and second years integrates the basic sciences with clinical case discussions and emphasizes self-directed and small group case-based learning as well as interpersonal and communication skills.

Case studies emphasize common medical conditions which illustrate important scientific principles.

Gross Human Anatomy (PAS 500), given in the first semester, and the four-semester Clinical Practice of Medicine sequence (IDM-520/521 and IDM-620/621) are taught in a more traditional format.

Course Descriptions

6/21/17
This foundation course exposes first-year medical students to issues regarding the role of the physician in society, followed by issues in the prevention of disease in a population.
3/27/19
This foundation module covers fundamental concepts about the structures and functions of proteins, genes and membranes along with basic principles of signal transduction in response to hormones and factors which control growth and differentiation.
6/21/17
This foundation block addresses basic issues of metabolism, human genetics and pharmacology, emphasizing their importance in health and disease.
3/27/19
This required system based block integrates the basic sciences into the study of the gastrointestinal system in both health and disease.
1/23/20
This required system based block integrates the basic sciences into a study of the urinary tract and renal system in both health and disease.
3/27/19
This required system-based block integrates the basic sciences into a study of the musculoskeletal system and integument in both health and disease.
3/27/19
This required course in hematology and host defenses integrates the basic science knowledge of the blood and hematopoetic systems with basic concepts of immunology, pathology and microbiology.
6/12/18
This course provides instruction into the mechanisms of operation of the human cardiovascular system.
6/12/18
This required system‑based block integrates the basic sciences into a study of the pulmonary system in both health and disease.
3/27/19
This required system based block integrates the basic sciences into a study of neuroscience and behavior in both health and disease.
6/12/18
This required system based block integrates the basic sciences into a study of the endocrine and reproductive systems in both health and disease.
3/13/20
This elective course teaches students clinical informatics. They will work on patient safety issues and quality. They will participate in the EHR committees and the implementation and maintenance of clinical systems. They will have a supervised project which will lead to an abstract for publication and in some cases national presentation.
3/13/20
This elective follows the principles of The Mediterranean Diet, as espoused by the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine curriculum, which offers a simple approach to understanding how food and cooking relate to personal health, habits, and health care goals. Medical students and dietetic and nutrition interns will complete multiple modules of practical culinary training. This immersive learning experience showcases the transformative power of food, food preparation and nutrition in a variety of populations and conditions.