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Curriculum for the MD and Combined Degree Programs

S/U designates those courses graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
LG designates those courses graded on a letter grade basis.

Foundation of Medicine (18 months)

Course # Phase Course Name Credit/Grading
MD 505 Foundation: Prologue I Healthy Human 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 508 Foundation: Human Development 1 Credit Hour S/U
MD 510 Foundation: Embryos, Tissues and Cells 3 Credit Hours S/U
MD 515 Foundation: Neural Function 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 520 Foundation: Exercise and Movement 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 525 Foundation: Nutrition and Metabolism 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 530 Foundation: Endocrine Control 1 Credit Hour S/U
MD 535 Foundation: Genetics and Evolution 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 540 Foundation: Aging and Dying 1 Credit Hour S/U
MD 545 Foundation: Prologue II Human Disease 4 Credit Hours S/U
MD 548 Foundation: Becoming a Doctor I 3 Credit Hours S/U
MD 550 Foundation: Skin, Bone, Muscles and Joints 4 Credit Hours S/U
MD 555 Foundation: Pulmonary 5 Credit Hours S/U
MD 560 Foundation: Cardiovascular 5 Credit Hours S/U
MD 565 Foundation: Gastrointestinal 4 Credit Hours S/U
MD 570 Foundation: Renal & Genitourinary 4 Credit Hours S/U
MD 575 Foundation: Endocrine/Reproductive Health 5 Credit Hours S/U
MD 578 Foundation: Becoming a Doctor II 3 Credit Hours S/U
MD 605 Foundation: Hematology 3 Credit Hours S/U
MD 610 Foundation: Neuroscience I 4 Credit Hours S/U
MD 615 Foundation: Neuroscience II 5 Credit Hours S/U
MD 620 Foundation: Summation Human Disease 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 625 Foundation: Elective 2 Credit Hours S/U
MD 630 Foundation: Review Human Disease 3 Credit Hours S/U
MD 635 Foundation Review Self Study 4 Credit Hours S/U
MD 638 Foundation: Becoming a Doctor III 3 Credit Hours S/U
Total: 79 hours

Application Phase (12 Months)

Course # Phase Course Name Credit/Grading
MD 705 Application: Adult Primary Care 9 Credit Hours: LG
MD 706 Application: Pediatric Primary Care 3 Credit Hours: LG
MD 710 Application: Internal Medicine 8 Credit Hours: LG
MD 715 Application: Neurology 4 Credit Hours: LG
MD 720 Application: Obstetrics/Gynecology 6 Credit Hours: LG
MD 725 Application: Pediatrics 4 Credit Hours: LG
MD 730 Application: Psychiatry 6 Credit Hours: LG
MD 735 Application: Surgery 7 Credit Hours: LG
MD 740 Application: Anesthesiology 1 Credit Hour: LG
MD 745 Application: Radiology 2 Credit Hours: LG
MD 748 Application: Becoming a Doctor IV 2 Credit Hours: LG
Total: 52 hours

Discovery Phase (Five Months)

Course # Phase Credit/Grading
MD 800 Discovery Phase 20 Credit Hours: LG

* Students taking an extra year may be granted an exemption from the five month phase.

Translations Phase (Nine Months)

Course # Phase Course Name Credit/Grading
MD 905 Translation: Senior Medicine Sub-Internship 4 Credit Hours: LG
MD 906 Translation: Senior Surgery Sub-Internship 4 Credit Hours: LG
MD 907 Translation: Senior Pediatric Sub-Internship 4 Credit Hours: LG

* Students are required to select and complete one of the sub-internships from this list.

Course #

Phase

Course Name

Credit/Grading

MD 910

Translation:

Critical Care

4 Credit Hours: LG

MD 915

Translation:

Emergency Medicine

4 Credit Hours: LG

MD 920

Translation:

Elective ( 3 required)*

4 Credit Hours: S/U

MD 940

Translation:

Capstone

4 Credit Hours: S/U

Total: 28 hours

* During the fourth year, students are required to take three electives for a total of 12 credit hours. There are over 100 elective course offerings. If a student has an interest in an area where there is no elective offering, they can create a unique experience with a faculty preceptor. This experience requires the advance approval of the Associate Dean of Clinical Education.

Elective Opportunities

Elective opportunities are included in the Foundation and Translation Phases of the curriculum. Electives cover a wide spectrum of opportunities (clinical work, lecture and laboratory courses, directed study, seminars, research, etc.).

Seniors interested in applying to fourth year electives at away schools should contact the Grady Office of Clinical Education OMESA Welcome Center, 404-778-1372 or the Associate Director of Registration and Student Affairs, Mary Kaye Garcia marykaye.garcia@emory.edu or Matthew Scott, Assistant Director of Clinical Student Affairs matt.scott@emory.edu  for information on how to register in VSAS (Visiting Students Application System). With prior approval through the Associate Dean of Clinical Education or his designee, a portion of the elective time may be spent in other medical centers in this country or abroad. Grading of all elective courses is Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory.