The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is a four year program. Year One and Year Two involve didactic lectures, laboratory experiences, small group instruction, individual and team based mentoring, case based learning, simulation and supervised clinical experiences. The curriculum is designed to provide foundational learning in both the basic and clinical sciences.
Year Three is a 52-week integrated clerkship (one course) where learners become an active member of the clinical care team in the following medical disciplines: Family Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery. Under the supervision of faculty and senior house-staff, Clinical Clerks are given graded responsibility in diagnosis, investigation, management of patient care in hospital, clinic and outpatient settings and professionalism. Students in Year Three are required to complete a community Clinical Clerkship rotation for a minimum of four weeks.
The curriculum in Year Four (Term One) Clinical Science Electives (16 weeks) is arranged entirely by the students in any area of medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, as well as centres within Canada and at approved sites abroad. The curriculum in Year Four (Term Two) Integration & Transition (16 weeks) is designed to assess cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning and a student-centered and student-directed manner which requires the command, analysis and synthesis of knowledge and skills.