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Pre-Clinical Curriculum

Pre-Clinical Curriculum

OMS I – Fall Semester

Introduction to the Study of Osteopathic Medicine (ISOM):
Foundational Topics: Anatomy, Histology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 1 (FOM 1):
An Integrated Approach to:

  • Foundational Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics
  • Organ Systems: Musculoskeletal, Dermatology, Hematology
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 2 (FOM 2):

  • Foundational Topics: Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry
  • Organ Systems: Neurologic & Behavioral Medicine
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Integrated Skills for the Study of Medicine 1 (ISSM 1):
Longitudinal Course that incorporates the conference week activities, the high yield review, and National board preparation activities with National Board practice examinations

Assessment Weeks:
Occur at the end of every block. Topics include; Clinical Skills Practicals, Anatomy Practical and Integrated computerized written examination.

Conference Weeks:
Occur after each Assessment week. Topics include: Professional Development, Wellness, Longitudinal Track activities, Systems Based Practice, Professionalism, Patient Care, Practice Based Learning & Improvement, and Interpersonal & Communication skills

Interprofessional Education (IPE):
Occurs throughout each semester. IPE presents a dynamic opportunity for learners from various health professions to engage and interact, while actively exploring the ways collaborative health care teams operate.

 

 


OMS I – Spring Semester

 

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 3 (FOM 3):

  • Foundational Topics: Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry
  • Organ Systems: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 4 (FOM 4):

  • Foundational Topics: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry
  • Organ Systems: Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Reproductive
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

 

ISSM 2 – High-Yield Review:

  • Content review of the high yield topics covered in the first-year curriculum capped by a cumulative national standardized examination.

Integrated Skills for the Study of Medicine 2 (ISSM 2):

  • Longitudinal Course that incorporates the conference week activities, the high yield review, and National board preparation activities with National Board practice examinations.

OMS II – Fall Semester

Advanced Study of Osteopathic Medicine (ASOM):

  • Pathology, Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology, Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 5 (FOM 5):

  • Foundational Topics: Pathology, Pathophysiology, Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology
  • Organ Systems: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Renal
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 6 (FOM 6):

  • Foundational Topics: Pathology, Pathophysiology, Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology
  • Organ Systems: Dermatology, Musculoskeletal, Hematology
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Integrated Skills for the Study of Medicine 3 (ISSM 3):

  • Longitudinal Course that incorporates the conference week activities, the high yield review, and National board preparation activities with National Board practice examinations

OMS II – Spring Semester

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 7 (FOM 7):

  • Foundational Topics: Pathology, Pathophysiology, Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology
  • Organ Systems: Gastroenterology, Endocrine, Reproductive
  • Clinical Skills: Medical Reasoning, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 8 (FOM 8):

Assessment Week:

  • Clinical Skills Practicals
  • Integrated computerized written examination

ISSM 4 – High-Yield Review:

  • Content review of the high yield topics covered in the second-year curriculum capped by a cumulative national standardized examination.

DEDICATED BOARD STUDY:

  • The students are given 9 weeks to prepare for their COMLEX Level 1 National Board examination under the guidance of a faculty board advisor.

Integrated Skills for the Study of Medicine 4 (ISSM 4):

  • Longitudinal Course that incorporates the conference week activities, the high yield review, and National Board preparation activities with National Board practice examinations.