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4 Year MD Program

The AUSOMA educational program is a full-time program that groups 4 academic years of medical education into 42 months of training, board review time, and in-between semester breaks, without compromising the total number of hours required to graduate from AUSOMA. The 4 Year MD Program is composed of 19 months of basic science courses, followed by 18 months of clinical opportunities. Students are eligible for clinical rotations on successful passing USMLE step 1. All such students are guaranteed clinical rotations at our affiliated hospitals throughout the USA. As we are always looking to sign new hospital affiliation agreements, please refer to the school website for the current affiliated hospital list under clinical sites. The curriculum has sufficient flexibility for students to do extensive research, pursue advanced degrees, participate in special clinical rotation tracks, or explore other avenues of professional growth. The progression of courses/ clerkships through the educational program is shown below:

4 Year MD Program: Basic Science Curriculum (15 weeks/ semester)
The 19 months of basic sciences are distributed across 5 semesters and include 11 organ systems (11 courses), Medical ethics course module, 4 course modules of Clinical skills training, 4-course modules of Preventive medicine is combined with Clinical Board Series utilizing patient and physician educators to maximize the experience for each student. Each semester runs for 15 weeks. The details are presented below:

  • MD-1 semester (28 Credit Hours)
    • MD 1001: Foundational Principles of Basic sciences 13 Credit Hours
    • MD 1002: Musculoskeletal System 8 Credit Hours
    • MD 1003: Integumentary system 2 Credit Hours
    • MD 1004: Clinical Skills-1 2 Credit Hour
    • MD 1005: Preventive Medicine, Public Health and 3 Credit Hours
    • Quality Health Parameters
  • MD-2 semester (27 Credit Hours)
    • MD 2006: Nutrition and Metabolism 6 Credit Hours
    • MD 2007: Behavioral Sciences and Neurology 13 Credit Hours
    • MD 2008: Medical Ethics 2 Credit Hours
    • MD 2009: Clinical Skills-2 2 Credit Hours
    • MD 2010: Preventive Medicine, Public Health and 4 Credit Hours
    • Quality Health Parameters
  • MD-3 semester (28 Credit Hours)
    • MD 3011: Respiratory System 9 Credit Hours
    • MD 3012: Gastrointestinal system 9 Credit Hours
    • MD 3016: Hematology and Immunology 4 Credit Hours
    • MD 3014: Clinical Skills-3 2 Credit Hours
    • MD 3015: Preventive Medicine, Public Health and 4 Credit Hours
    • Quality Health Parameters
  • MD-4 semester (30 Credit Hours)
    • MD 4016: Cardiovascular System 10 Credit Hours
    • MD 4017: Renal System 4 Credit Hours
    • MD 4018: Endocrine and Reproductive System 10 Credit Hours
    • MD 4019: Clinical Skills-4 2 Credit Hours
    • MD 4020: Preventive Medicine, Public Health and 4 Credit Hours
    • Quality Health Parameters
  • MD-5 semester (27 Credit Hours)
    • MD 5021: Introduction to Clinical Medicine 12 Credit Hours
    • MD 5022: Review of Basic Sciences 15 Credit hours

4 Year MD Program – Clinical Sciences
The program’s Clinical Sciences & Rotations portion prepares students to deal directly with patients in real-world environments. The AUSOMA Staff will work directly with students to assist full advantage of clinical rotations and placement in residency positions. The clinical sciences are divided into 12 weeks semesters covering 72 weeks of clinical rotations in 6 semesters.

CC 1012 Internal Medicine (12 Weeks) Students are exposed to adult patients with a variety of disease processes. Objective components emphasized are medical history taking, physical examination skills, case presentation, differential diagnosis of disease processes, and development of a strong foundation of internal medicine knowledge. Student evaluation is based on the Clinical Component – 80% and the NBME Shelf Exam  20%.

CC 2012 General Surgery (12 Weeks) Overall goal is to give broad exposure to surgery and An understanding of the medicine of surgery. It will not serve as a comprehensive course in surgery, but rather a foundation for the role surgery plays in the care of the hospitalized patient. Students will develop an understanding of the common surgical diseases and develop a framework for self-study. In addition, basic manual skills such as suturing, and knot tying will be emphasized. Student evaluations are based on the Clinical Component – 80% and the NBME Shelf Exam – 20%.

CC 1006 Pediatrics (6 Weeks). Designed to introduce core principles and become familiar with common illnesses of pediatrics, common causes of death in childhood, normal growth, and development, concepts of family-centered care, and variation in immunology, biochemistry, pathology, and the physiology that occurs as child ages. Student evaluations are based on the Clinical Component – 80% and the NBME Shelf Exam – 20%.

CC 2006 Obstetrics / Gynecology (6 Weeks). Provides a foundation of knowledge and skills through exposure to normal and pathological conditions associated with the female reproductive organs such as menstruation, conception, and pregnancy. Broader concepts of primary care for women with an emphasis on preventive care and periodic screening will also be covered. Student evaluations are based on the Clinical Component – 80% and the NBME Shelf Exam -20%.

CC 4006 Family Medicine (6 Weeks). Strengthen basic skills such as interviewing, history taking, physical examination, and physical diagnosis. The assessment and management of both routine and complicated medical conditions will be integrated with the application of the principles of quality, cost-effective health care, patient education, and health promotion. Student evaluations are based on the Clinical Component – 80% and the NBME Shelf Exam – 20%.

CC 3006 Psychiatry (6 Weeks). Emphasis on major psychiatric syndromes. Students will work on a multidisciplinary team and are required to be able to employ a bio-psycho-socio-cultural model of assessments and treatments for patients with psychiatric illnesses. Student evaluations are based on the Clinical Component – 80% and the NBME Shelf Exam – 20%.

Elective Rotations – Student’s Choice (24 Weeks). Students can choose their specialty of interest from a list of specialties like Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Nephrology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Cardiology, Emergency medicine, Hematology, Infectious diseases, Neurology, Pulmonary.

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