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*

2020-2021 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 2023
  • Thread 3: ECOsystems Begins: Monday, July 20, 2020
    Cardiovascular System: July 20 – August 25
    Pulmonary System: August 26 – September 22
        (Pulmonary Anatomy practical: September 21)
        (Pulmonary System Exam: September 22)
    Renal System: September 23 – October 14
       (Thread 3 ICSE: October 12 and 13)
       (Renal System Exam: October 14)
       (NBME Thread 3: October 20)
    Thread 3: ECOsystems Ends: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Begins: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Gastrointestinal System: October 22 – November 20
       (Anatomy practical GI November 19)
       (GI System Exam November 20)
    Reproductive and Genitourinary Systems: November 20 - January 15
       (Anatomy practical Repro December 17)
       (Repro System Exam: December 18)
       (Repro/Endo System Exam: January 15)

    Endocrine System: January 19 - February 9
       (Thread 4 ICSE: February 3-5)
       (NBME Thread 4: February 12)
    Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Ends: Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Winter Break: December 19, 2020 – January 1, 2021
  • USMLE STEP 1 Prep Begins: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Step 1 Bootcamp: TBD
    NBME Practice Exam: TBD
    Step 1 Qualifying Exam: Friday, February 26, 2021
    USMLE Step 1 Exam Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Bridge-to-Clerkships: April 26 – 30, 2021

Rising M1 – Class of 2024
  • Virtual Orientation: July 29 – 30, 2020
    Classes Begin: Monday, August 3, 2020
  • Thread 1: Cellular Disease Begins Monday, August 3, 2020
    Foundations: August 3 – September 14
    Hematology and Oncology: September 16 – October 12
    Immunity: October 14-30
    Infectious Disease: November 2 – December 11
    Thread 1: Cellular Disease Ends: Monday, December 14, 2020
  • Assessment Week: Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Winter Break: December 19, 2020 – January 1, 2021
  • Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior Begins: Monday, January 4, 2021
    Musculoskeletal System: January 4 – February 12
    Neuroscience Health and Disease: February 18 – April 2
    Behavioral Sci and Psych Med: April 5-30
    Thread 2: Bones/Neuro/Behavior Ends: Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Assessment Week: Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 7, 2021
  • Summer Break: TBD

Holidays
Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020
Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26 – Friday, November 27, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2021

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

Printable PDF, 2020-2021


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
Zowe.Hamizadeh@utoledo.edu

Erica Langlois
Interim Academic Coordinator, M1 Class 
419.383.4013 | Erica.Gears@utoledo.edu

Kristin McKeown, BA
Academic Coordinator, M2 Class
419.383.4429 | Kristin.McKeown@utoledo.edu

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

Last Updated: 9/10/20