New Pathway

Students who matriculated before the fall of 2015 may be enrolled in the New Pathway curriculum. New students cannot enter this track; it has been succeeded by the Pathways curricular track since August 2015.

The New Pathway curriculum integrates the biological, social, behavioral, and clinical sciences over a four-year period. During the first two years, emphasis is placed on the biological sciences, which are closely correlated with the social and behavioral sciences. As the student progresses, the clinical sciences come to the fore, and the venue of education transfers from the School’s Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) to the multiple hospitals, clinics, and medical care facilities affiliated with the School. The core clinical curriculum in the third year - the Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) - provides a clinical base for exposure to the broad disciplines of medicine and experiences essential to credentialing as a licensed physician. The PCE is a 12-month integrated program of study in a single hospital site comprised of clerkship rotations lasting 4-12 weeks and supplemented by a longitudinal multidisciplinary curriculum that incorporates mentoring, assessment, and primary care experiences. In Year IV, students complete a required subinternship, electives, both clinical and non-clinical, and other experiences that inform career decisions and prepare students for post-graduate training, and complete their required scholarly project.