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

  • ANATOMY
  • BIOCHEMISTRY
  • EMBRYOLOGY
  • HISTOLOGY & CELL BIOLOGY
  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Semester 2

  • BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
  • NUTRITION
  • NEURO-ANATOMY
  • PHYSIOLOGY

Semester 3

  • MEDICAL ETHICS
  • MEDICAL GENETICS
  • IMMUNOLOGY
  • MICROBIOLOGY
  • PATHOLOGY I – GENERAL

Semester 4

  • EPIDEMIOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS
  • PATHOLOGY II – SYSTEMIC
  • PHARMACOLOGY

Semester 5 - BRIDGE TO CLINICAL MEDICINE PROGRAM

Includes NBME Subject and Comprehensive Exams.

  • INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEDICINE
  • PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS