One Year Program


Fall Semester

Credit Hours

BM-529: Foundational Science I* 5
BM-536: Clinical Anatomy Foundations 4

BM-519: Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge

BM-530: Foundational Science II* 5



Spring Semester

Credit Hours

BM-531: General Mechanisms of Disease* 6
BM-532: Skin, Muscle and Bone* 4
BM-533: Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism* 5
Total 15

* Courses taken with first-year medical students 

Course Descriptions

Fall Semester

Foundational Science I*: BM-529

The Foundational Sciences 1 module introduces students to the molecular and biochemical underpinnings of cellular structure and function, and initiates the foundations of clinical practice through the conductance of a patient-centered interview. Students will apply the principles of cell structure and function to clinical scenarios. 

Clinical Anatomy Foundations: BM-536       

Clinical Anatomy Foundations is a team based course designed to prepare students for a multitude of health profession careers from medical illustration and simulation to medicine. It is a unique blend of systems-based and regional instruction with a focus on clinical relevance. The course will require an active learner approach that involves flipped classrooms, small groups, multimedia, plastinated material, regional dissection, models and prosected cadavers, as well as ultrasounds. Each week students are expected to complete online preparatory modules prior to an hour of interactive flipped classroom. There is also a two hour lab experience per week to actively reinforce the week's learning objectives. This lab will take the form of small group interactive foundation stations and clinically relevant stations which students will rotate through in teams.

Presentation and Professional Knowledge Skills: BM-519

Presentation and Professional Knowledge Skills is a team based course covering non-academic aspects of the admissions process including practice interviews and history/vitals using standardized patients in small groups; application strategies; AMCAS application, personal statement; the role of health care team(various allied health professions) in delivering medical care; community medicine; coping skills (personality types, cultural issues, interview anxieties, effective study strategies, setting goals and failure);  ethics and health care economics.

Foundational Science II*: BM-530    

The Foundational Sciences 2 module addresses the fundamentals of organ structure and function, and builds upon the foundations of clinical practice laid in earlier modules. Students will be able to apply the principles and process of organ structure and function to effective practice.

Spring Semester

General Mechanisms of Disease*: BM-531

The General Mechanisms of Disease module serves as a transition from the foundational modules to the organ systems modules. It focuses on the general mechanisms of disease, introducing students to microbiology and infectious disease, principles for discriminating healthy from unhealthy conditions, and predicting clinical manifestations from available data. Students will interpret clinical data and prioritize differential diagnoses and management plans. Students will also conduct integrated and focused physical examinations based on chief complaint and history.

Skin, Muscle and Bone*: BM-532

The Skin, Muscle and Bone module provides students with the tools to recognize the causes and potential diseases of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems. Through integration of these systems, the students will develop the ability to diagnose and create management plans for diseases of skin, muscle, and bones based on signs, symptoms, complaints, and diagnostic results.

Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism*: BM-533

The Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism module provides students with the tools to recognize causes and potential gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Students will develop the ability to develop diagnoses and management plans for gastrointestinal system and metabolic diseases based on signs, symptoms, complaints, and diagnostic results.