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Curriculum

The IU School of Medicine was among the first of a growing number of American medical schools to adopt a competency-based curriculum, one that provides students with excellent clinical training balanced by the development of strong interpersonal and professional skills.

Below find the required competencies and courses.

Nine Core Competencies

First year curriculum
Level 1 competency attainment
(course sequence varies by campus)

Fall: Gross Anatomy, Histology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Medicine
Spring: Physiology, Neuroscience, Microbiology/Immunology, Introduction to Medicine 1

Second year curriculum
Level 1 competency attainment
(course sequence varies by campus)

Fall: Pharmacology, General Pathology, Introduction to Medicine 2, Biostatistics
Spring: Genetics, Systemic Pathology, Introduction to Medicine 2, Biostatistics

Third year curriculum
Level 2 competency attainment

Three, 4-month "megablocks" consisting of the following: Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Surgical Subspecialties, Anesthesiology, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Elective or vacation

Fourth year curriculum
Level 3 competency attainment

Required rotations: Medicine sub-internship, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and seven electives

Learn more about years 3 & 4, "the clinical years."

In addition, the IU School of Medicine has developed a strong set of core values, a code of professional conduct, for students to embrace:

Core Values, Guiding Principles and Professionalism

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