P R E  C L I N I C A L  S C I E N C E S
School Of Medicine
C O U R S E    S T R U C T U R E

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.

DXR Cases
8 Weeks

Block 9 – Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP): A knowledge retention and review and USMLE Step 1 Preparation. 


This block involves an extensive preparation for the IUHS Exit Exam and the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1. The activities begin with the comprehensive DAR Assessment exam and targeted adaptive learning exercises to customize deficit remediation. The combination of Blocks 9 and 10 prepare students for the challenges of the new USMLE Step 1 and transition to clinical rotations.

Block 9 is an integrated module that includes the following activities:


  • A series of General Assessment and Subject Exams provided by IUHS Academic Enhancement

  • A series of USMLE world based activities DAR

  • A series of Q & A sessions with IUHS faculty members based on demonstrated gaps of knowledge determined from assessment exams

  • Plan of study developed in conjunction with the Academic Enhancement

92 Weeks
Integrated Clinical Medicine