The standard duration of the curriculum is six years delivered in 12 semesters, followed by one year of internship. The curriculum comprises three phases:

Phase I (Pre-clerkship)

  • Year 1:
  • Life Cycle
  • Health and Disease
  • Locomotor System
  • Hematology
  • Year 2:
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Endocrine & Reproductive system I
  • Year 3:
  • Urinary System and Reproductive System II
  • Neurosciences
  • Multisystem 1
  • Multisystem 2
  • Research Project
  • Interprofessional Education for Health care

Phase II (Clerkship)

  • Year 4:
  • Medicine I (8 weeks)
  • Surgery I (8 weeks)
  • Pediatrics I (8 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (8 weeks)
  • Year 5:
  • Family Medicine (8 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Psychiatry(4 weeks)
  • Medicine II (8 weeks)
  • Surgery II (8 weeks)

Phase III (Pre-internship) / Year 6

In this phase, the students mostly function as sub-interns and they are responsible for their own patients under supervision.

  • Medicine III (4 weeks)
  • Pediatrics II (4 weeks)
  • Medicine IV (4 weeks)
  • Surgery III (4 weeks)
  • Elective I (8 weeks)
  • Elective II (8 weeks)

Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences are integrated within the curriculum from day one; competencies and related learning objectives are organized around four longitudinal themes and six domains.

COMPETENCIES

  • Patient & Population Care
  • Essential Medical Knowledge
  • Practice and Evidence - Based Learning
  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Health Care System and Cost Effective Practice
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THEMES

  1. Foundations of Medicine
  2. Clinical Practice
  3. Professional Development
  4. Medicine and Society
  5. Research