The curriculum is structured in phases that divide the four years on a time, and more importantly, conceptual level.
The initial segments are known as the Pre-Clerkship phase which is 18 months in duration. This phase establishes a framework of skills, scientific, clinical and societal a chassis on which to build the practice of medicine.
The next segment is called the Clerkship phase and is a total of 12 months. This phase involves an intense clinical experience in all aspects of medicine.
The final segment is the Post-Clerkship phase and is 14 months in duration. During this phase, students advance toward their career goals while being prepared for residency.