I-EXPLORE Curriculum by Year

Students must successfully complete all of the required curriculum in order to graduate.

Pre-Clerkship Phase Requirements (Years 1 and 2)
Human Architecture and Function (MDS 471)
Molecular and Cellular Medicine (MDS 472)
Pathogens and Host Defense (MDS 473)
Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Systems (MDS 474)
Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Reproduction (MDS 475)
Skin and Musculoskeletal Systems (MDS 476)
Brain and Behavior (MDS 477)

Longitudinal Experiences in the Pre-Clerkship Phase
Longitudinal Clinical Experience, Clinical Skills, Team INQUIRE and UCD 43, are embedded components of the aforementioned required courses.

USMLE Step 1

Clerkship Phase Requirements (Year 3)
Clerkship Intersession – including Transition to Clerkship (MDS 479)
Internal Medicine (IMD 430)
Family and Community Medicine (FAP 430)
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG 430)
Pediatrics (PED 430)
Psychiatry (PSY 430)
Surgery (SUR 430)
Selectives: 6 weeks of self-selected 2-, 4- or 6-week courses, which include these options:

  • Clinical Selectives
  • Research/Area of Scholarly Concentration
  • Advanced Clinical Clerkships
  • Clinical Didactics

Post-Clerkship Phase Requirements (Year 4)

  • Emergency Medicine Acting Internship (4 weeks at UC Davis Health; EMR 440 or EMR 470)
  • Neurology Advanced Clinical Clerkship or Acting Internship (4 weeks at UC Davis Health; NEU 450)
  • Intensive Care Unit Acting Internship (4 weeks at UC Davis Health; CAR 462, IMD 469, NSU 466, PED 474, PED 477, or SUR 465)
  • Additional Acting Internship (4 weeks of an inpatient or outpatient experience at UC Davis Health or away)
  • Transition to Residency (2 weeks; MDS 449)
  • Electives to complete the remaining required weeks (total of 44 weeks)
  • Clinical Performance Examination (CPX) passage
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge passage