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The basic sciences program consists of lectures, practicals, tutorials, and moderated group study which provides students with the knowledge and understanding needed to start clinical medicine. In addition, there is the development and understanding of knowledge self-assessment which will prepare students for a world where medical practice is rapidly evolving.

The Pre-Clinical Medical Sciences program consists of 92 weeks and is divided into 11 blocks. Block Zero is 12 weeks in length while Blocks 1 through 10 are  8 weeks. The pre-clinical program consists of instruction in all the basic sciences, USMLE Step 1 exam preparation, and introduction to clinical medicine.

 
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Block 10 – Part 2 of CAP and Clinical Preparation. 

Block 10 completes the CAP process and DAR remediation Program/Insight review sessions and final Assessment Exams and then transitions to the final clinical preparations.

 

This block ensures that students have robust preparation for their clinical studies and address any deficits they may have in their USMLE Step 1 preparation. Block 10 includes the final assessment of students’ performances in CAP and their readiness to take the USMLE Step 1 examination. It is also the final preparation for the student to prove competency in his or her clinical skills, and physical examination skills.


Customised Study: The Academic Enhancement team engages students following Blocks 9 and 10. Based upon the student’s individual diagnostic and performance results of CAP, the team creates a comprehensive report/assessment, plan and timetable for taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam.

 

Customised Study: The Academic Enhancement team engages students following Blocks 9 and 10. Based upon the student’s individual diagnostic and performance results of CAP, the team creates a comprehensive report/assessment, plan and timetable for taking the USMLE Step 1 Exam. 

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