The second-year curriculum follows an organ-system model that places an emphasis on small-group discussion and problem-based, active learning, with less class time spent in large lectures. Required courses are:
Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Biomedical Ethics remain integrated into related coursework.
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.