MD Program Curriculum
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Higher Learning

Prepare to lead as a valuable member of a team no matter where you serve.

An Invaluable Impact

You are part of the change that drives your learning. We continuously and strategically review, update and enhance what and how we teach with student input at every stage.

Amassing essential foundational knowledge is balanced with the art of being a physician, leader and collaborator. Skills are taught and developed in the context of how they will be practically applied as you launch your career and make an impact while you train. Along the way, you'll provide invaluable insight and feedback that help improve the process.

The result: a dynamic and evolving curriculum delivered in a supportive, collegial environment with responsive faculty and dedicated time to explore your passions.

Institutional Competencies and Objectives

Read more about the University of Michigan Medical School’s institutional competencies and objectives for medical student education.

Medical School Credit Hour Policy

For more information on guidelines on credit hour policies for these programs, view the Medical School credit hour policy.

Curriculum model
Longitudinal Learning

Our med students do not wait to graduate before taking on society's biggest challenges in health care delivery and health systems. We provide the structure, resources and support to make an impact while you train with us.

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Insider's Guide to the Curriculum
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Curriculum Diagrams

View detailed diagrams on the Michigan Curriculum, Scientific Trunk options, Clinical Trunk, and a general Branch overview.

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Curriculum Highlights

Bring out your best. See some highlights of what sets us—and ultimately you—apart.

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Belonging, connection, support. M-Home is to help you build strong personal and professional support with fellow students.

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Curriculum Calendars

View academic calendars for all four years.