How The Primary Care Scholars Curriculum Works

LECOM uses its experience with innovative teaching pathways to ensure that Primary Care Scholars receive the equivalent of four years of academic and clinical education to prepare for post-graduate training.

Following unique courses and learning modules, students complete the first two years of basic science and preclinical education in under 20 months.

They begin clinical training in March of year two. Students must complete core competency-based clinical rotations that meet all the educational requirements necessary for primary care medicine. LECOM has introduced new core rotations to continue OMM training and other essential medical skills. A sub-internship introduces students to the hospitals where they will continue their clinical training after graduation.

For a graphic display of the PCSP curriculum and calendar click here.

First Year Courses (August to May)

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Osteopathic Principles and Practice
  • Healthcare Management
  • History and Physical Examination
  • Osteopathic Preceptor Education Project
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Human Sexuality


First Year Modules (August to May)

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System


Second Year Courses (June of year one to March of year two)

  • Osteopathic Principles and Practice
  • Public Health
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Psychiatry
  • ACLS
  • Geriatrics


Second Year Modules (June of year one to March of year two)

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Renal
  • Pediatrics
  • Integumentary System
  • Reproductive System
  • Endocrinology
  • Digestive System
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Enrichment Activities


Clinical Rotations (March of year two to June of year three)

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine 1
  • Clinical Overview
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN
  • Internal Medicine 2
  • General Surgery
  • Medical Selective 1


Clinical Rotations (June of year three to May of year three)

  • Psychiatry/Comprehensive Review
  • OMM/Comprehensive Review
  • Medical Selective 2
  • Ambulatory Medicine 1
  • Ambulatory Medicine 2
  • ENT/Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Sub-internship

For a graphic display of the PCSP curriculum and calendar click here.