Students complete basic medical sciences courses in an organ-systems curriculum and learn clinical skills while participating in volunteer community health experience(s) during 4 semesters on the island.
For students entering into our 5 Year M.D. program, this represents years 2 – 3 of your medical education, while students entering into our 4 Year M.D. program, this represents years 1 – 2.
Core Basic Sciences content includes Gross and microscopic anatomy, molecular & cell biology, pathological basis of human disease, epidemiology, research, ethics and issues, and principles of clinical care.
Semester 5 of Basic Sciences is a professor-led USMLE Step 1 review which meets at the AUIS campus in Atlanta.