In the first course of the curriculum, Essential Principles of Medicine (EPOM) students learn the core concepts in the three fundamental themes of Science, Patient care and Physicianship required for the practice of medicine.
- Science domains acquaint students with basic science principles.
- Patient care teaches clinical skills.
- Physicianship focuses on professionalism, ethics and humanism.
Essential Principles of Medicine fuses scientific and clinical learning, and is organized into several units:
||Weeks 1 - 2
||Weeks 2 - 5
|Cells, Tissues & Control Systems
||Weeks 6 - 11
|Metabolism & Nutrition
||Weeks 12 - 14
|Injury, Infection, Immunity & Repair
||Weeks 15 - 21
||Weeks 22 - 23
|Patient Care & Physicianship
Each unit is directed by a Unit Leader, and incorporates a variety of educational methods including problem-based learning, "Flipped classrooms", longitudinal patient experiences, clinical skills workshops, office preceptorships, anatomic dissection, interactive sessions, small-group discussions and lectures.
Lotfi Chouchane, PhD, DSc
Associate Course Director:
Ali Sultan, MD, PhD