Didactic Components

Required MD Pre-clinical Curriculum

The UF College of Medicine (COM) curriculum for years MS1 and MS2 is based on a patient-oriented, systems-based approach with small group learning, simulation, communication, and clinical skill building, fairly typical of U.S. Medical Schools and fulfilling the requirements for LCGME accreditation (2015). (Please see the Program Plan below for MS1 and MS2 years, also shown in the MD-PhD Scholar Handbook).

Deep-Dive Into Basic Science (DIBS)

The DIBS Course is a Discovery Pathway track, held on Thursday afternoons for most weeks during the MS1 and MS2 pre-clinical curricula. There is an additional ten-week period in the Summer term for laboratory experiences, including the 2-3 laboratory rotations prior to selection of PhD mentors. The content of in-depth discussions, demonstrations, technologies, and journal clubs will be related to the materials presented in the MS1 and MS2 curricula for that week.

UF MD-PhD Training Program Plan

UF MD-PhD Training Program Plan