College of Medicine MD Curriculum

An emphasis on competency-based curriculum

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Launching into the future of medical education

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences implemented a major curriculum change with emphasis on competency-based curriculum with early clinical experience and seamless integration of foundational and clinical sciences.

KEY ASPECTS OF THE NEW CURRICULUM INCLUDE:
  • Systems-based foundational sciences with clinical integration
  • Greater emphasis on clinical reasoning and clinical skills in all four years
  • Utilization of more innovative educational methods/approaches
  • Focus on interprofessional education, patient safety and career development

Read more about our MD curriculum


Sections: Integrated Curriculum | E-Learning | Important Dates | Contact Us


Foundational Science Students Working in the UToledo Simulation Center

Foundational Science Students Working in the UToledo Simulation Center

Foundational Science Students Working in the Simulation Center

Foundational Science Students Working in the UToledo Simulation Center

Integrated Curriculum

  • System based learning
  • Systems grouped into “Threads” to facilitate progressive learning
  • Incorporation of different educational methods (E-Modules; Active learning sessions; Team Based Learning; Simulation; etc.)
  • Focus on clinically relevant material and application with collaboration between clinicians and foundational science faculty
  • More emphasis on clinical medicine preparation & skills
  • Early clinical experience

Curriculum Scheme (PDF)


e-Learning

Watch a video montage of the e-learning modules available to students, as part of the new curriculum:


Important Dates*

2021-2022 School Year

*Subject to change. The health and safety of our campus community is our priority. We will continue to follow the advice and guidance of our local, state and federal officials, as well as our own infectious disease experts. This may affect plans for our curriculum.

Rising M2 – Class of 2024
  • Thread 3: CVRP Begins: Monday, July 19, 2021
    BFUN: July 19 – August 13
    CARN: August 16 – September 10
    CARP; September 13 – October 8
    Thread 3: CVRP Ends: Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Begins: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    Gastrointestinal: October 21 – November 19
    Reproductive: November 29 – January 24
    Endocrine: January 26 – February 14
    Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Ends: Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • Winter Break: December 20, 2021 – January 7, 2022
  • USMLE STEP 1 Prep: February 21 – April 15, 2022
    Step 1 Qualifying Exam: Friday, March 4
    USMLE Step 1 Exam Deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Bridge-to-Clerkships: April 25 – 29, 2022

Rising M1 – Class of 2025
  • Orientation: July 27 – 30, 2021
    Classes Begin: Monday, August 2, 2021
  • Thread 1: Cellular Disease Begins Monday, August 2, 2021
    Human Blueprint: August 2 – September 10
    Hematology and Oncology: September 13 – October 11
    Immunity: October 13-29
    Infectious Disease: November 1 – December 13
    Thread 1: Cellular Disease Ends: Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Winter Break: December 20, 2021 – January 7, 2022
  • Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior Begins: Monday, January 10, 2022
    Musculoskeletal System: January 10 – April 8
    Behavioral Sci and Psych Med: April 11 – May 13
    Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior Ends: Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Summer Break: TBD

Wellness/Holidays
Labor Day: Monday, September 6, 2021
M1 Wellness Day: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Veterans Day: Thursday, November 11, 2021
M1 Fall Break: Monday, November 22 – Friday, November 26, 2021
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022

***Please note there may be additional breaks between systems or threads***

Printable PDF, 2021-2022


Contact Us

Coral Matus, M.D.
Associate Dean for Foundational Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Coral.Matus@utoledo.edu

Zowe Hamizadeh
Academic Coordinator, M2 Class
Zowe.Hamizadeh@utoledo.edu

Erica Langlois
Academic Coordinator, M3 and M4 Class
419.383.4013 | Erica.Gears@utoledo.edu

Kristin McKeown, BA
Academic Coordinator, M1 Class
419.383.4429 | Kristin.McKeown@utoledo.edu

Saraya Parnell
Academic Coordinator
419.383.4406 | Saraya.Parnell@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 9/13/21