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Biomedical Science Program Curriculum

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Biomedical Science Program Curriculum

The Sophie Davis School's unique integrated curriculum leading to the B.S. degree in Biomedical Science creates a dynamic learning environment that encourages students to achieve their maximum intellectual and personal development. Students of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education are carefully selected to meet the demands of a career in the health professions.
 

The Five-Year Curriculum

The curriculum for the first five years of the Biomedical Science Program in the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is designed to foster student interest in careers providing services to underserved urban communities. See details below.
 

The Academic Year

The academic year encompasses a fall and spring semester. Biomedical Science students are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester to be considered full-time students. In addition, following their second and third years, students attend summer classes.
 

Student Evaluation

Students in the Sophie Davis School are required to earn a grade of "B-" or better in all biomedical subjects and a grade of "C" or better in all other academic courses required for graduation. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Student Handbook provides more details on these requirements.

Students are provided with extensive personal support to help assure satisfactory progress in their studies, including a review of their records twice a year by the Sophie Davis Committee on Student Academic Progress. Where appropriate, the Committee recommends remedial study for students who are not meeting the required academic standards. Students who are unable to meet required levels of academic progress following opportunities for remedial studies are subject to dismissal from the program. If qualified, these students may explore the option of transferring into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the City College to pursue a medical education through the traditional route.

Technical Standards

Application to Cooperating Medical Schools

Early in the fall semester of the fourth year, students begin the application process to the cooperating medical schools: Albany Medical College, New York Medical College, New York University School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine, and State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

Candidates generally are invited to interview with several of the medical schools to which they have applied. Over the next few months, the medical schools rank their applicants and students rank the schools in order of preference. In the matching process, both the preference of the schools and of the students is taken into account. Students are provisionally admitted to one of the medical schools. While each school has a limited number of places, most students are admitted to one of the schools to which they have given a high ranking.

Following the successful completion of the first five years of the curriculum and passing Part I of the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination, students may be transferred to the medical school to which they were admitted to complete their clinical training.
 

Biomedical Science Program Curriculum

The following is an outline of the first five years of study in the Biomedical Science Program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER 2013

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

BIO 20700

 

Biology of Organisms

4

FIQWS 10013

 

Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar- Creative Expression: Narrative Medicine

3

FIQWS 10113

 

Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar- Creative Expression: Composition

3

PHYS 20300

 

General Physics I

4

NSS 10000

 

New Freshman Seminar

0

WCIV 10100 / 10200

World Civilizations: Prehistory to 1500 A.D. / World Civilizations: 1500 A.D. to present

3

TOTAL

 

17

FIRST YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER 2014

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 10200

 

Principles of General Chemistry

5

PHYS 20400

 

General Physics II

4

USSO 10100

 

The Development of the United States and its people

3

ENGL 21003

 

Writing for the Sciences

3

TOTAL

 

15

SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER 2014

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 20300

 

Bio-Organic Chemistry

5

MATH 17700

 

Introduction to Biostatistics

3

BIO 20600

 

Introduction to Genetics

4

PSY 10200

 

Applications of Psychology in the Modern World

3

 

 

Elective

3

TOTAL

 

18

SECOND YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER 2015

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 20400

 

Molecules to Cells I

4

MED 21400

 

Health, Medicine & Society I - Culture, Health & Illness/Community Oriented Primary Care

3

MED 22401

 

Health, Medicine & Society II - Practicum in Community Health Assessment

2

MED 23400

 

Health, Medicine & Society III - Field Work in Community Medicine

5

 

 

Elective

3

TOTAL

 

17

THIRD YEAR - FALL SEMESTER 2015

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 30500

 

Molecules to Cells II

3

MED 33501

 

Health, Medicine & Society IV - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

3

MED 36500

 

Third Year Longitudinal Clinical Experience: Introduction to Primary Care I

.5

PHIL 10200**

 

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

 

Elective**

3

TOTAL

 

12.5

THIRD YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER 2016

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 33602

 

Human Gross Anatomy, Human Development and Organ Imaging

7

MED 34601

 

STEP 4: Systemic Functions I

3

MED 44700

 

STEP 4: Systemic Functions II

5

MED 36600 

 

Third Year Longitudinal Clinical Experience: Introduction to Primary Care II

.5

TOTAL

 

15.5

FOURTH YEAR - FALL SEMESTER 2016

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 47802

 

STEP 7: Behavioral Medicine

4

MED 45701

 

STEP 5: Medical Pharmacology

7.5

MED 41700

 

Health, Medicine & Society V - The U.S. Health Care System

3

MED 42700

 

Patient-Doctor I

1

TOTAL

 

15.5

FOURTH YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER 2017

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 46800

 

STEP 6: Neuroscience

5

MED 59901

 

STEP 9: Neuro-Psychiatry

3

MED 48801

 

STEP 8: Host Defense, Infection and Pathogenesis

10

MED 42800

 

Patient-Doctor II

3

TOTAL

 

21

FIFTH YEAR - FALL SEMESTER 2017

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 33603

 

Histology and Cell Biology

4

MED 51902

 

STEP 10: Systemic Pathology I

5.5

MED 52902

 

STEP 11: Introduction to Clinical Medicine I

5

MED 53900

 

Clinical Decision Making and Evidence-Based Medicine

2

MED 54900

 

Physical Diagnosis I

.5

TOTAL

 

17

FIFTH YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER 2018

 

NUMBER

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

MED 51903

 

STEP 10: Systemic Pathology II

2

MED 55000

 

Physical Diagnosis II

4

MED 53003

 

STEP 11: Introduction to Clinical Medicine II

6

TOTAL

 

12

SIXTH AND SEVENTH YEARS

 

During the sixth and seventh years, students complete clerkships and other academic work in accordance with the requirements of the particular medical school (of the cooperating institutions) to which they transfer for this part of the M.D. curriculum.