Pre-Clinical Curriculum

The first and second years of osteopathic medical school will introduce the student to the fundamental scientific concepts as they apply to the study of medicine. Exposure to clinical medicine with an emphasis on osteopathic principles and practice is woven throughout the curriculum. The first year of the curriculum focuses on basic medical science disciplines including anatomy, histology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physiology, and pharmacology. The second-year curriculum is organized by organ systems, with integration of the basic sciences, pathology, clinical medicine, and osteopathic principles and techniques. The first-year curriculum focuses on normal structure and function as they pertain to the maintenance of health. The second-year curriculum focuses on the pathophysiology of disease and when normal system goes awry.