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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 5 – Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems. 

 

Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems. Block 5 continues the study of Medicine focusing upon the Gastrointestinal and Renal Systems. The anatomy and physiology of digestion and excretion are a major focus, as well as the many diseases involving these organs and their therapy. This block has a strong focus on GI physiology.

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