Dive into Case-Based Learning
All your following years of training will deliberately build upon the M1 foundation, so your first-year courses focus on conceptual understanding, rather than rote memorization.
Your M1 year breaks down into six main course blocks, each ranging from 6-12 weeks of instruction and followed by an end-of-block exam.
- Human Blueprint & Architecture
- Microbes & Immunity
- Renal & Digestion
- Reproduction & Endocrine
- Brain, Behavior, & Movement
Though your week schedule includes lectures, labs, and time for individual study, the heart of the M1 curriculum lies in case-based learning:
- Gather with a small group of students each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning
- Review a clinical case relating to your current block
- Discuss with your faculty facilitator potential differential diagnoses and treatment for the case
- Research on your own to collect relevant information and piece the symptom clues together
- Discover the actual condition causing these symptoms and make a final differential diagnosis
Weekly Schedule Example