Basic Science

Basic Science Program

Basic Science Program

The basic science program is divided into

  • 60-week preclinical foundational program that is delivered in 4 semesters (MD1 to MD4) and
  • 15-weeek integrative clinical science program (MD5) that bridges the foundational program with the clinical science program

The goal of the program is to provide strong foundational knowledge in the field of medicine so that the students can build on it during their clinical science program.

Integrative approach, clinical case study analysis, small-group discussions, research projects, individualized academic support with one-on-one tutoring, and exam performance analysis are hallmarks of the learning experience at Western Imperial Medical University.

There are 30-34 contact hours of teaching per week in each of the first four semesters.

In order to successfully complete the basic sciences component of the degree, a student must have successfully passed all courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students who are unable to pass a course in any particular semester are offered a Remediation (remedial exams) at the end of every semester.

YEAR SEM Course Course Name Contact Hours Credits

YEAR 2

MED1 MED101 Anatomy & Embryology 360 18
MED102 Histology 80 4
MED103 Cell biology 120 6
MED104 ICM I 40 2
Total 600 30
MED2 MED201 Biochemistry & genetics 200 10
MED202 Physiology 200 10
MED203 Neuroscience 160 8
MED204 ICM II 40 2
Total 600 30
Total For the Year 1200 60

YEAR 3

MED3 MED301 Microbiology & Immunology 280 14
MED302 Pathology 1 80 4
MED303 Public Health, Epidemiology, & Biostatistics 120 6
MED304 Pharmacology 1 80 4
MED305 ICM III 40 2
Total 600 30
MED4 MED401 Pathology 2 200 10
MED402 Pharmacology 2 200 10
MED403 Behavioral Science & Medical Ethics 160 8
MED404 ICM IV 40 2
Total 600 30
Total For the Year 1200 60

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