University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

level1

Vermont Integrated Curriculum

Level 1 - Foundations

Level 1 is the foundation of the educational program and features the development of fundamental science knowledge and clinical skills in a clinically relevant context. Initial courses in the fundamentals of medical science are followed by a series of organ system-based courses.

Level 1: Foundations
Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
Year 1

Orientation
(1 week)

Foundations of Medicine
(6 weeks)

Human Structure & Function

Vacation
(3 wks)

Attacks & Defenses
(6 weeks)

Nutrition, Metabolism, & Gastrointestinal System
(8 weeks)

Vacation
(1 wk)

Neural Science
(9 weeks)

Professionalism, Communication & Reflection
(10 months)
 
  Doctoring in Vermont
(10 months)
Level 1: Foundations
Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Year 2

Connections
(2 weeks)

Cardiovascular, Respiratory, & Renal Systems
(9 weeks)

Generations
(8 weeks)

Convergence
(4 weeks)

 

USMLE Step 1 Exam Preparation & Completion
  Public Health Projects
(5 months)
 
Doctoring in Vermont

Highlights of Level 1 - Foundations

  • Leadership Development - Professionalism, Communication & Reflection- encourages professional development through collaborative group learning activities linking personal experience, cultural awareness, leadership topics, and concurrent VIC course content.
  • Clinical Skills - Doctoring in Vermont - allows students travel to a community preceptor's office and practice examination and interviewing skills under direct supervision.
  • Community Engagement - Public Health Projects -are carried out in Vermont communities and enable students to apply the principles and science of public health to these needs in the community.

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