Basic Science

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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 1Semester 2
Anatomy-1 Gross Anatomy
BiochemistryPhysiology
Histology ‚ÄčEmbryology & Cell BiologyNeuroscience

Semester 3Semester 4
Microbiology & Immunology Pathology II
Behavioral SciencePharmacology & Therapeutics
Pathology-1Physical Diagnosis

Semester5 
Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine (AICM)
Integrated Review Program