APAP Curriculum Overview

APAP students will complete the first-year of didactic instruction followed by two primary care focused clinical clerkships, one in family medicine with physician board certified in osteopathic manipulation and a second primary care rotation in either general internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine or OB/GYN.  These two clinical clerkships allow early exposure to clinical osteopathic primary care. As noted in the 2009 Macy Foundation report promoting early exposure to primary care practices in these areas results in higher numbers of physicians practicing in similar areas after graduation.

Students will return for a second year of didactic instruction followed by 48 additional weeks of clinical clerkships.  This will provide a total of 82 weeks of didactic curriculum and 56 weeks of clinical curriculum, 36 weeks of which are in primary care settings.

First Year Didactic Fall and Spring Sessions (end of July to May)
APAP students choose LDP, PBL or DSP as a curricular pathway for didactic course study.

First Summer Clinical Clerkships (two rotations in June and July)

  • Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Primary Care (family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine or OB/GYN).

Second Year Didactic Fall Session and Spring Semester (August to May)
Didactic Course study continues under LDP, PBL or DSP pathway curricula.

Third/Fourth Year Rotations (June to May)

  • OB/GYN
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • General Surgery I
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative/Rural/Underserved
  • Sub-Internship


Training Year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan   Feb Mar Apr June July
Year 1 (OMS1) Didactic Curriculum
Matriculate under either LDP, PBL or DSP pathway
as aligned with individual learning style.

Family Medicne/OMM
Primary Care

Year 2 (OMS2) Didactic Curriculum Clinical Clerkships
Year 3 (OMS3/4) Clinical Clerkships Graduation