Academic Colleges Curriculum

MS1 College Sessions

  • Introduction to Colleges
  • Professionalism and Wellness
  • Hospital Visit with Mentor
  • College Bowl

Physical Examination

  • General Appearance and Vital Signs
  • Musculoskeletal Exam – Upper Extremity
  • HEENT Exam
  • Pulmonary Exam
  • Abdominal Exam
  • Musculoskeletal Exam – Back and Lower Extremity
  • Cardiovascular Exam
  • Practice Physical Exam I
  • Female Exam
  • Lymph Nodes and Skin Exam
  • Male Exam
  • Practice Physical Exam II
  • Neurological Exam


  • Scholastic Integrity
  • Appearance
  • Genethics
  • Disclosure
  • End of Life Issues
  • Sexual Boundaries
  • Liver Transplant Case

Human Behavior

  • Mental Status Examination
  • Child Volunteers
  • Senior Mentors

Skills Clinics

  • Patient History and Basic Communication Skills
  • CPR
  • Social and Spiritual History
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Sexual History
  • Culture and Medicine

MS2 College Sessions

  • Welcome, Expectations and Introduction to Hospital Visits
  • Professionalism and Wellness
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Neurological Exam and Findings
  • Dermatology Exam and Findings
  • OSCE Preparation
  • College Bowl

Hospital Visits

  • Review of the History and Physical
  • Hospital Visit with Mentor
  • Hospital Visit
  • Psychiatry Visit

Skills Clinics

  • Complicated Interviews
  • Complicated Management Issues
  • Simulation Center, Team Training

Case-Based Learning

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Renal-Urinary-Musculoskeletal

Evidence-Based Medicine

  • EBM 1
  • EBM 2

MS3 Colleges

During each required third-year clerkship, students write a one-page reflection essay based upon a clinical or interpersonal encounter on the wards or clinics. At least one time during the third year, each student will meet with their mentor and the mentor's second-year students to discuss one of the encounters.

MS4 Colleges

Fourth-year students interested in teaching are paired with mentor groups to provide peer mentoring of physical exam, clinical skills, and professional development.