How The Curriculum Works

How The Curriculum Works

Students complete all courses and learning modules required in the first two years of preclinical education in 18 months. They utilize the Directed Study Pathway format. The PCSP students complete several courses during the summer months. Unlike the other pathways, PCSP students do not have time off in the summer 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.

First Year Courses (August to May)

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Osteopathic Principles and Practice I & II
  • Healthcare Management I & II
  • History and Physical Examination I & II
  • Human Sexuality
  • Biostatistics and Research Methods

First Year Modules (August to May)

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology / Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Basic Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neuroscience

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

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

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

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

Clinical Rotations (March through May of Academic Year Two)

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine 1
  • Clinical Overview

Clinical Rotations (June through May of Academic Year Three)

  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN
  • Internal Medicine 2
  • General Surgery
  • Psychiatry/Comprehensive Review
  • OMM/Comprehensive Review
  • Medical Selective 1
  • Medical Selective 2
  • Ambulatory Medicine 1
  • Ambulatory Medicine 2
  • ENT/Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Sub-internship
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