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SOM Year 1: Curriculum

The core first-year curriculum is organized into three blocks:

Additional course requirements include Biostatistics and Epidemiology, a case-based course in Biomedical Ethics, and History of Medicine. 

Complementing their classroom learning, all first- and second-year students learn and practice basic interviewing, communication skills and physical examination techniques in NYMC’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, as well as work directly with actual patients in primary care settings with faculty providing direct mentorship. Through these hands-on experiences, students learn “on the job” and put theory into practice.