Med 2 (Pre‑clerkship)


Learn the basics of medicine and patient care

In Med 2, the curriculum is divided into four units:

  1. Neurosciences
  2. Metabolism and Homeostasis 2
  3. Musculoskeletal and Dermatology
  4. Palliative Care, Oncology, and Geriatrics

A detailed explanation of each unit can be found at Med 2 core units. Running across Med 1 and Med 2 are the Professional Competencies, Research in Medicine and Skilled Clinician units.

A typical week in your second year includes:

  • tutorial groups meeting for 2-3 hours, three times a week
  • 3-5 hours of lectures
  • a patient contact experience for 3-4 hours, emphasizing patient-doctor relationships
  • a 1/2 day for Research in Medicine
  • an elective opportunity for 1/2 day
  • a 3-hour laboratory related to the cases under study
  • 2-hour concentration on critical appraisal or population health

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