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Benefits

With this curriculum, students are now able to:

  • Cultivate professional attitudes and behaviors under the guidance of skilled clinicians
  • Integrate basic science and clinical education
  • Begin clinical clerkships in the middle of the M2 Year
  • Take USMLE Step 1 earlier
  • Complete all core rotations before applying to residency programs
  • Gain valuable hands-on exposure to specialty and subspecialty fields
  • Graduate with the experience of completing their own research project; writing an academic paper; and acquiring presentation skills
  • Learn from diverse faculty from every clinical department
  • Develop close, one-on-one relationships and mentorships with multiple faculty members
  • Develop supportive relationships with Small Group classmates, spanning the entire four years of medical school
  • Care for patients earlier, in many clinical settings
  • Develop critical professional attitudes and skills that foster compassion and empathy
  • Develop team leadership skills with healthcare professionals from other disciplines, such as Physician Assistants, nurses, medical imaging specialists, genetic counselors, and physical therapists.
  • Practice critical skills in simulated, highly realistic team-training exercises
  • Graduate well-prepared for life as a successful and fulfilled physician