Individual Courses at IUSM-NW are referred to as Steps. There are five Steps in the first year and two in the second year. These are depicted in the curriculum map and are listed below.
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Step 1 The Molecular Basis of Medicine (6 weeks: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology)
Step 2 Human Structure (11 weeks: Gross Anatomy, Radiology, Histology and Cell Biology)
Step 3 Systemic Function (6 weeks: Physiology)
Step 4 Neural Control and Disease (6 weeks: Neuroscience)
Step 5 Medications and Disease (Pharmacology and Neuropharmacology)
Step 6 Invasion and Defense (11 weeks: General Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology)
Step 7 Pathophysiology and Advanced Problem Solving (27 weeks: Unit 1- Cardiology, Pulmonary, and Renal; Unit 2 - Gastroenterology, Endrocrinology and Hematology/Oncology; Unit 3 - Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical Genetics and Pediatrics; Unit 4 - Psychiatry, Neurology and Rheumatology; Special Unit - Geriatrics.