Basic Sciences Program Overview

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Basic Sciences
Clinical Introduction

Clinical Program
2 years 2 years


The basic science program at ISMS is completed in a two year period, which includes 6 class trimesters.

The pre-clinical and laboratory skills with the Early introduction to clinical sciences, taught during this period of time will provide students with the required knowledge that will enable them to work properly in clinical medicine.

Gross and Microscopic Anatomy, Molecular Biology and Histology, with Prenatal Development and Genetics, are the main focus for the first year of classes, followed by Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Biostatistics  Demographics, with an introduction to clinical work, as well as physical  examination of the infant and adult bodies.

This is followed by Pathology, Neurology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Psychology and Psychiatrics classes, together with other important courses that are given in order to conclude a comprehensive introduction to clinical medicine.

ISMS administer subject area exams, in addition to comprehensive board preparatory exams, during the entire course of the Basic Medical Sciences program, which are fundamental in preparing the student for the USMLE Step One test.

**Each student is required  to take and approve, Step 1 of USMLE.

Of the United States Medical Licensing (USMLE_ECFMG) Examination test, after the satisfactory completion of the second year of medical school.

A passing grade is required in order to continue coursework.