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Basic Science

The basic science program runs from semester 1 to semester 5.

During the basic science courses, students first learn about anatomy and the core scientific concepts that underlie medicine. These concepts are applied to each of the body’s organ systems in their healthy state. Later, the students study about pathology and pharmacology and apply that knowledge to each of the organ systems in their disease states.

The first four semesters of the basic sciences are carried out on in St. Vincent and the fifth, or “bridge” semester, can be done in St. Vincent, the United States, or the United Kingdom. No student can begin his/her clinical clerkships until Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination is successfully completed.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Anatomy-1 Gross Anatomy
Biochemistry Physiology
Histology ​Embryology & Cell Biology Neuroscience
Semester 3 Semester 4
Microbiology & Immunology Pathology II
Behavioral Science Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Pathology-1 Physical Diagnosis
Semester 5
Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine (AICM)
Integrated Review Program