What it the ICOM Curriculum
The ICOM pre-clinical curriculum will be highly integrated to provide both a rigorous foundation in the fundamental principles of biomedical science and a robust emphasis on the clinical sciences including osteopathic principles, clinical skills and professionalism. During the first two years of ICOM’s curriculum, foundational concepts in Anatomy, Biochemistry/Cell Biology, Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology, and Physiology will be continuously integrated in an interleaved fashion with clinical content and delivered via eleven organ system-based courses Students in years three and four will be assigned to regional clinical sites. Clinical experiences will occur within hospital sites for inpatient experiences, in ambulatory practices, and in other acute care facilities. The clerkships or clinical rotations are designed to provide the student with an education in the general areas of family medicine, surgery, surgical subspecialties, pediatrics, women's health, behavioral health, internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialties, and emergency medicine. All clerkships will be organized to permit the greatest degree of educational exposure in a practical, clinical environment and to develop expertise in the area of patient diagnosis and management.