Program of Studies:

  Criteria for admission to medical schools

- Bachelor's degree
- Medical College Admission Test
- Required activities: community-volunteer service, leadership ability, research, physician shadowing, patient exposure
Note: because much of the Medical College Admission Test focuses on physical and biological sciences, most students applying to medical schools obtain science bachelor degrees, such as in zoology which covers essential subjects such as
- human anatomy,
- physiology,
- genetics,
- cell biology and
- microbiology.
In addition, good grounding in Chemistry, Physics, and Math is essential.

There are several major fields of specialization of medical students:

- Epidemiology
- Family Medicine
- Forensic Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Neurology
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Ophthalmology
- Pediatrics
- Psychiatry
- Surgery
Note that clinical practice must be performed in a hospital and no course is offered online at PEOI for it.

First year common courses are

- MD501 Molecular Biology and Genetics
- MD501 Pathology and Cell Biology
- MD501 Immunology
- MD501 Microscopic Developmental Anatomy
- MD501 Gross Anatomy

Second year common courses are

- MD601 Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
- MD601 Psychopathology
- MD601 Bioethics
- MD601 Pathiophysiology
- MD601 Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Second year clinical practice includes

- Internal Medicine
- Pediatrics
- Surgery
- Musculoskeletal Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Dermatology
- Radiology
- Clinical Skills Acquisition

Didactic first and second year courses

- principles of professional conduct
- instruction in managing patient confidentiality
- the role of humanities in medicine
- strategies for minimizing medical errors in practice
- methods for setting boundaries in patient/physician relationships

Elective third and fourth year courses for surgery majors:

- General Surgery
- Orthopedics
- Trauma
- Neurosurgery
- Surgery Subspecialties
- Ophthalmology
- Urology
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Anesthesiology

Elective third and fourth year courses for pediatric majors:

- General Community Pediatrics
- Hospital Pediatrics
- Pediatric Subspecialties
- Medical Genetics
- Neonatology

Elective third and fourth year courses for internal medicine majors:

- General Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine Subspecialties
- Critical Care Medicine

Didactic third and fourth year courses

- Public Health and Preventive Medicine
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Bioethics
- Palliative Medicine
- Medical Jurisprudence
- Medical Economics

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