During the first year, Fall and Spring academic semesters include medical school level courses in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, gross and microscopic human anatomy, human physiology, embryology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and pathology. Introduction to Practical Pathology Techniques during the first year introduces students to practical surgical and autopsy pathology techniques, and medical terminology. During the summer semester of the first year and throughout the second year, students develop and hone their skills in surgical and autopsy pathology techniques during practical clinical rotations, as well as gain exposure to laboratory operations and management, educational methodologies, histologic technique, and photography.
This professional program consists of two calendar years of training. There are three semesters during the academic year, including summer practical rotations.