Medical Knowledge

  • Describe the molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms that underlie normal tissue function.

  • Describe the normal structure and function of the body as a whole and of each of its major organ systems.

  • Delineate how normal organ function changes during early development, adolescence, and aging.

  • Identify the causes and mechanisms of major categories of disease and injury, and the ways in which they present in clinical practice.

  • Incorporate the principles of pharmacology and therapeutics into clinical decision making.

  • Explain the scientific basis, interpretation, reliability, and validity of common screening, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.