Future of Medicine and Digital care covers introduction to digital care, telehealth/telemedicine, data science, Artificial intelligence and analytics. Introduction to smart care covers introduction to wearables, mobile and embedded technologies. Introduction to precision care covers concepts in digital and smart applications in decision making.
CUCOM’S Medical program is being developed as a next generation medical school, with focus on an integrated system-based curriculum and early clinical exposure. The curriculum will utilize technology to support and develop student learning and preparation clinical and USMLE. This is with a focus of equipping students with knowledge and skills to adapt to current and future changes in medical education and practices and continue effective and efficient life-learning.
MD Program is divided into basic sciences and clinical phases. Basic sciences are designed as
Organ based system divided into six semesters, each of 15 weeks duration. Clinical phase lasts 72
weeks with 44 weeks of core rotation and 28 weeks of electives.
The basic science curriculum is designed uniquely to include organ-based learning integrated with all the basic sciences, early clinical exposure, medical humanities, healthcare quality and cultural diversity. Taught parallelly are future of medicine and digital care, introduction to smart care and precision care which we feel is unique and important for our graduates to adapt and build further skills in the anticipated changes of medical care. Emphasis is also placed in the development of critical analysis of research papers, course in research methodology and research.
All the courses will be taught through interactive lectures, small group sessions and practical sessions. There will be weekly three hours of USMLE review with questions for the contents covered in the organ-based system which covers normal structure and function in terms of anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology and genetics with the study and treatment of diseases in pathology, microbiology and pharmacology. We believe early review for USMLE will prepare students to be successful in the USMLE exams with minimal time spent on preparation after basic sciences and reducing the time for entry to clinicals. USMLE preparation courses and questions will be provided weekly during clinical rotations for each core rotations and electives.
tudents are taught how to systematically analyze research papers and journals followed by course in Research methodology and Research which is encouraged in digital healthcare and analytics, but students are welcome to choose their own research topic, linked to their relevant context supervised by Research mentor.
Each student will be provided with a basic science mentor, clinical mentor and Research advisor throughout their time in the medical program.