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
  • 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*

2022-2023 School Year

*Subject to change.

Rising M2 – Class of 2025
  • Thread 3: CVRP Begins: Monday, July 18, 2022
    BFUN: July 18 – August 19
    CARN: August 22 – September 16
    CARP: September 19 – October 7
    Thread 3: Exam Week / CVRP Ends: Monday, October 10 – Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Begins: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    Gastrointestinal: October 19 – November 18
    Reproductive: November 28 – January 23
    Endocrine: January 24 – February 15
    Thread 4: Cycles and Vices Ends: Monday, February 20, 2023
  • **M2 Winter Break: December 22, 2022 – January 6, 2023
  • USMLE STEP 1 Prep: PASS Program:
    *Wednesday February 22 & *Thursday, February 23
        *both required in-person events
    Two Qualifier NBME Opportunities:
    *Friday, March 3 and *Friday, March 17
        *both required in-person events
    USMLE Step 1 Exam Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Bridge-to-Clerkships: Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28, 2023

Rising M1 – Class of 2026
  • Orientation: Tuesday, July 26 – Friday, July 29, 2022
    Classes Begin: Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Thread 1: Cellular Disease Begins: Monday, August 1, 2022
    Human Blueprint: August 1 – September 9
    Hematology and Oncology: September 12 – October 11
    Immunity: October 12-28
    Infectious Disease: October 31 – December 16
    Thread 1: Cellular Disease Ends: Friday, December 16, 2022
  • **Winter Break: December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023
  • Thread 2: Neuro/Bones/Behavior Begins: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
    Neurology System: January 3 - February 22                                                                                                                                                                                                           Musculoskeletal System: February 27 – April 12
    Behavioral Sci and Psych Med: April 17 – May 17
    Thread 2: Neuro/Bones/Behavior Ends: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Summer Break: Begins May 18, 2023

Wellness/Holidays
Labor Day: Monday, September 5, 2022
Veterans Day: Friday, November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving / Fall Break: Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16, 2023

**M1 and M2 students have staggered 2022 Winter Breaks
***Please note there may be additional breaks between systems or threads***

Contact Us

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

Coral.Matus@utoledo.edu

Jamie Daughton
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
419.383.4458 | Jamie.Daughton@utoledo.edu

Kristin McKeown, B.A.
Education Coordinator, Class of 2025
419.383.4429| Kristin.McKeown@utoledo.edu

Lindsay Ferguson, B.S.
Education Coordinator, Class of 2026
419.383.4407| Lindsay.Ferguson@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 6/28/22