About the School of Medicine
There is a five and a six year medical degree program. Clinical contact with patients is introduced at an early stage, but in the initial years the emphasis is on the basic sciences (Human Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology) and cognitive sciences (Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Medical Informatics, Ethics, Health Promotion) which together provide a basis for understanding modern healthcare delivery.
In the latter years of the program, the emphasis is on the acquisition of knowledge and skills of immediate relevance to professional practice. Teaching in this phase includes Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, and the Principles and Practice of the major Clinical Disciplines. Through bedside teaching, one-on-one mentor-ship, the clinical skills laboratory, and small group tutorials, students are guided to learn the following skills: taking a patient history, conducting an examination, selecting appropriate investigations, interpreting findings and formulating plans of patient care. As they gain experience, they assume greater responsibility through rotations in affiliated hospitals and in community practices.
In addition to teaching and the provision of medical care, all departments are engaged in research, often as interdisciplinary collaboration between University and Hospital.
SIX-YEAR PROGRAM: These courses are designed for students entering directly from high school and for high school graduates who have also taken college/university level courses but who will not have earned a bachelor’s degree by the September entry.
FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM: There are two pathways of entry to the Five-Year Program.
- Students entering directly from high school with IB Examinations and/or high school graduates who have also taken college/university level courses but who will not have earned a bachelor’s degree by September of the year of entry.
Applicants applying with a bachelor’s degree (MCAT not required).
Atlantic Bridge will provide specific guidance on your eligibility based on the information you submit on your Application Request Form.