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 Pre-Clinical Science Curriculum of the College of Medicine for MS1 and MS2 years (also shown in the MD-PhD Handbook). You will also find other COM critical dates for your MS1 year.

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.