Basic Science

Basic Science Program

Basic Science Program

The basic science program is divided into

  • 60-week preclinical foundational program that is delivered in 4 semesters (MD1 to MD4) and
  • 15-weeek integrative clinical science program (MD5) that bridges the foundational program with the clinical science program

The goal of the program is to provide strong foundational knowledge in the field of medicine so that the students can build on it during their clinical science program.

Integrative approach, clinical case study analysis, small-group discussions, research projects, individualized academic support with one-on-one tutoring, and exam performance analysis are hallmarks of the learning experience at Metropolitan University College of Medicine.

There are 30-34 contact hours of teaching per week in each of the first four semesters.

In order to successfully complete the basic sciences component of the degree, a student must have successfully passed all courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students who are unable to pass a course in any particular semester are offered a Remediation (remedial exams) at the end of every semester.

 

MD 1 Semester Lecture hours/week Lecture hours per semester Course Credits
Gross Anatomy with Embryology

18

270

18

Histology

4

60

4

Cell Biology

6

90

6

Foundations of Clinical Medicine 1

2

30

2

Total

30

450

30

 

MD 2 Semester Lecture hours/week Lecture hours per semester Course Credits
Physiology

10

150

10

Biochemistry with Genetics

10

150

10

Neuroscience

8

120

8

Foundations of Clinical Medicine 2

2

30

2

Total

30

450

30

 

MD3 Semester Lecture hours/week Lecture hours per semester Course Credits
Microbiology

10

150

10

Immunology

4

60

4

Pathology 1

4

60

4

Behavioral Science, Medical Ethics, and Epidemiology

10

150

10

Foundations of Clinical Medicine 3

2

30

2

Total

30

450

30

 

Course Name Lecture hours/week Lecture hours per semester Course Credits
Pathology 2

14

210

14

Pharmacology

14

210

14

Foundations of Clinical Medicine 4

2

30

2

Total

30

450

30

 

Course Name Lecture hours/week Lecture hours per semester Course Credits
Review of Systems

16

240

16

Clinical Correlations with AICM

14

210

14

Total

30

450

30

 

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