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The pre-clerkship phase combines foundational science, organ-systems, and clinical skills to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to advance to your clinical clerkships.

What is the Pre-Clerkship Curriculum like?

Following the initial phase of EMT training, students begin their foundational studies of the scientific basis of medicine through two initial courses, Foundations 1 and Foundations 2. Students then continue learning the scientific basis of medicine in an organ-system based approach, intertwining normal anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pathological disease processes, and diagnostic testing and imaging, with principles of treatment and management. With their increasing clinical and basic science knowledge, students are challenged in the Integrated Practice of Medicine course to evaluate case studies, develop differential diagnoses, identify required clinical laboratory testing or imaging, propose prevention and treatment plans, and perform procedures. Embedded in this progression of clinical skills is the analysis of social determinants of health and systems of medical practice and their impacts on health and healthcare.  

What can I expect to take this year?

Course Name
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  
Integrated Practice of Medicine 1a 
Foundations of Medicine 1 
Foundations of Medicine 2 
Anatomy Lab 1 
Integrated Practice of Medicine 1b 
Course Name
Integrated Practice of Medicine 2a 
Anatomy Lab 2 
Brain & Behavior 
Integrated Practice of Medicine 2b 

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