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Traditional Curriculum

In Fall of 2019, we will launch our new curriculum for both Traditional and PBL Tracks. The evolution of our Traditional curriculum is centered on a single-pass system-based design, where organ systems are combined into blocks that reflect a more intuitive progression of learning. Each block repeats a cyclical process that presents ideal/normal human structure and function, then describes the progression of diseases, their diagnosis and treatments. For example, basic science sessions that are centered on normal regulation of blood pressure are followed by clinical sessions that focus on the evaluation and management of hypertension. This allows the relevance of basic sciences to be immediately apparent to the learner, offers more team teaching by clinical and basic science faculty, and reduces redundancy.

In addition to classroom and clinical-based learning, our students are engaged in activities that affect the health of the whole patient, which is a principle of osteopathy. This is accomplished through courses that incorporate community service, end of life care, sexuality, and the science behind health systems.

To learn more about our current, 2018-2019 school year curriculum, please review our Programmatic Level Objectives and Course Descriptions for Curriculum in the 2018-2019 School Year.

Visit our New Curriculum page if you would like to learn more about our upcoming Tensegrity Curriculum.

Sample Curriculum

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Millicent King Channell, D.O.

Assistant Dean for Curriculum
Professor, Department of OMM and Family Medicine

Courtney Pitt

Curriculum Program Assistant

Kathy Ostberg

Curriculum Program Assistant

Curriculum Office Contact Information

Academic Center, Suite 234
Phone: 856-566-7133