In year 2, there are four instructional blocks, focusing on disease processes, followed by a one-week integrative assessment module. Third year students have an educational experience in the core areas of medicine, surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, neurology and emergency medicine at medical centers and hospitals in Inland Southern California. In the fourth year, students complete selectives, elective clinical experiences, and will complete a community project that leads to a scholarly presentation at the end of their fourth year.
Block 6: Foundations of Medicine II
Covers the pathophysiology, pharmacology, physical diagnosis and treatment of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasite-mediated infectious diseases; host defense and immunity; immune system disorders; topics in clinical hematology and oncology; and epidemiology and clinical reasoning skills.
Block 7: Cardiovascular, Renal, & Respiratory Medicine II
Pathology and pathophysiology of these systems (continued), including hypertension, developmental disorders, therapeutics - pharmaceuticals and other treatments, clinical trials and epidemiology, common cancers, common infectious agents and therapeutics, and prevention.
Block 8: Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, & Reproductive Health II
Advanced clinical perspective of anatomy, biochemistry, pathophysiology, physical diagnosis and imaging associated with endocrinology, reproductive health and disease, GI diseases, gender-specific diseases, skin manifestations of systemic disease, common infectious diseases and therapeutics, common cancers, prevention, and nutrition.
Block 9: Clinical Neurosciences II
Covers advanced clinical perspective of neurology, neuropathology, psychiatry, and neuropharmacology that is coordinated with physical and psychological clinical skills development.
Block 10: Integrative Assessment
Students are provided USMLE Board review presentations on various subjects, complete the NBME Basic Science Comprehensive Exam, and must demonstrate mastery of their clinical skills by passing the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Advanced Clinical Skills
In the second year, students will continue to refine their clinical skills in problem-based learning, doctoring and clinical skills. These courses will reinforce the lessons of the first year while also introducing students to more advanced techniques and focused application. In the second year, students will also begin the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience, a two-year long continuity clinic experience. Students, working in small groups, will develop a patient practice in an ambulatory, community-based clinical setting.
Ultrasound Student Instructor Cadre
The Ultrasound Student Instructor Cadre (USSIC) is made up of MS2 students who receive guidance and training under the mentorship and supervision of the selective faculty advisor.