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MD Program

The first five semesters at CCU  involve a concentrated study of the medical sciences through CCU -modeled medical school curriculum. Anatomy, Histology and Molecular/Cell Biology are the focus during the first semester. Subsequent semesters explore a logical sequence of science coursework, including advanced courses in Molecular/Cell Biology, Physiology, Pathology, and Behavioral Sciences.

Students are introduced to clinical medicine as early as second semester with an increased emphasis in fifth semester, which allows them to experience the clinical application of the medical sciences well before they advance to the clinical portion of the program.

Upon completion of the medical sciences curriculum, students are required to take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 before proceeding on to the clinical sciences portion of the program for their clinical rotations.

Semester 1
  • MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY I (7 CREDIT HOURS)
  • GROSS ANATOMY (7 CREDIT HOURS)
  • EMBRYOLOGY (1 CREDIT HOUR)
  • HISTOLOGY (3 CREDIT HOURS)
  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE I (1 CREDIT HOUR)
Semester 2
  • MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY II (6 CREDIT HOURS)
  • PHYSIOLOGY I (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • IMMUNOLOGY-INFECTION (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • BIOSTATISTICS/EPIDEMIOLOGY (1 CREDIT HOUR)
  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE II (1 CREDIT HOUR)
Semester 3
  • PATHOLOGY I (7 CREDIT HOURS)
  • PHYSIOLOGY II (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE III (1 CREDIT HOUR)
Semester 4
  • MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY II (6 CREDIT HOURS)
  • PHYSIOLOGY I (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • IMMUNOLOGY-INFECTION (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • BIOSTATISTICS/EPIDEMIOLOGY (1 CREDIT HOUR)
  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE II (1 CREDIT HOUR)
Semester 5

Includes NBME Subject and Comprehensive Exams.

  • BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (5 CREDIT HOURS)
  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE V.1 (6 CREDIT HOURS)
  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE VI (3 CREDIT HOURS)
  • MEDICAL ETHICS (1 CREDIT HOUR)