Integrated Basic Sciences Curriculum

Year One

First Semester
BLOCK 1-A Fundamental Concepts I Clinical Skills I Medical Ethics and Human Values
BLOCK 1-B Human Structure, Development & Genetics Clinical Skills I Medical Ethics and Human Values
Second Semester
BLOCK 2-A Fundamental Concepts II Clinical Skills II Cultural Competencies
BLOCK 2-B Human Function, Genetics & Infection Clinical Skills II Human Behavior

Year Two

First Semester
BLOCK 3-A Fundamental Concepts III Clinical Skills III Public Health
BLOCK 3-B Developmental & Genetic Disorders Block
BLOCK 3-C Musculoskeletal Block
BLOCK 3-D Cardiovascular Block Introduction to Research
BLOCK 3-E Pulmonary Block
BLOCK 3-F Dermatology Block
Second Semester
BLOCK 4-A Gastroenterology Block Clinical Skills IV Professionalism
BLOCK 4-B Nephrology / Urology Block
BLOCK 4-C Endocrinology Block
BLOCK 4-D Neurology Block
BLOCK 4-E Hematology & Immunology Block Block Review

Clinical Sciences Curriculum

Students fulfill the Clinical Sciences portion of the curriculum, which consists of both core and elective rotations, at UHSA’s leading affiliate teaching hospitals located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. Once advancing to the Clinical Sciences, students are first required to complete a fifth semester for the integrated review of the basic sciences, followed by 2-years of core and elective rotations.

Core Clinical Rotations

Core rotations are designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding the core areas of medical practice. Once students reach the Clinical Sciences, scheduling for rotations is completed by the University’s clinical department.

Required core rotations are as follows:

1. Internal Medicine 12 weeks
2. General Surgery 12 weeks
3. Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 weeks
4. Pediatrics 6 weeks
5. Psychiatry 6 weeks
6. Family Medicine 6 weeks

Elective Clinical Rotations

During Elective Rotations (30 weeks), students have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their medical education within areas of interest. Electives also allow for both broad sampling and in-depth involvement with areas that students may select to specialize in during their residency.

Examples of electives might include:

  • Family Practice
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngocology
  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Preventative Medicine/Infectious Disease
  • General Surgery