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The second year of medical school lays the foundation for the clinical experiences of the third and fourth years. The educational theme shifts to the study of illness, with a focus on the body’s 12 organ systems and processes. Courses continue to address the interface of patient, physician and society and introduce clinical thinking and decision-making in today’s socio-economic and cultural environment.

Courses

  • Case-Based Learning 2 (CBL2)
  • Physician and Patient-Centered Care 2 (PPCC2)
  • Systems I
  • Systems II

Course topics

Case-Based Learning 2 (CBL2)
The purpose of CBL2 is the development of clinical reasoning skills, which is the central most important skill for a physician.

Physician and Patient-Centered Care 2 (PPCC2)
PPCC2, a year-long course, is a broad vision course that addresses physicians’ unique relationship to individual patients as well as clinical skills development, professionalism, cultural awareness, legal and moral values, and quality improvement.

Systems I
The purpose of Systems I is to acquire the knowledge of the skin, muscles, bones, gastrointestinal system, blood and kidneys needed to describe the major related diseases.

Systems II
The purpose of Systems II is to acquire the knowledge of the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrinological and reproductive systems, as well as behavioral health, needed to describe the major related diseases.