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Synergistic Guided Learning (SGL) Track

The evolution of our Synergistic Guided Learning (SGL) track 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 school year curriculum, please review our Programmatic Level Objectives and Course Descriptions for Curriculum.

Sample Schedule: Year One

A sample of the Fall 2022 SGL Year One Schedule*Schedules are subject to change.

Sample Schedule: Year Two

A sample schedule for Fall 2022 SGL Year Two*Schedules are subject to change.

Contact Us


Dawn Shell, Ph.D.

Phase I Director, SGL Curriculum
Associate Professor of Microbiology

Deborah Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

Phase II Director, SGL Curriculum
Associate Professor of Pathology

Courtney Pitt

Curriculum Program Assistant, SGL I

Veronica Danser

Curriculum Program Assistant, SGL II

Curriculum Office Contact Information

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