Pre-Clinical Education (Year 1 & Year 2)
BCOM’s instructional design utilizes active learning techniques through case discussions, teambased learning, laboratory and skills instruction, and interactive integrative sessions. Individual student preparation is essential and promotes responsibility, intellectual curiosity and stimulates critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are engaged through simulated clinical
experiences, small group sessions and directed study. Evaluations of student performance are based on written exams, competency-based assessments, observational techniques and structured clinical examinations.
The systems-based courses required in the first year emphasize basic biomedical science, with clinical correlates. Coursework in osteopathic manipulative techniques, clinical medicine skills, medical informatics, and ethics are presented concomitantly.
The systems-based courses in the second curricular emphasize the pathophysiologic and pharmacologic aspects of the biomedical sciences, and provide a foundational education in clinical medicine and disease. At the end of Year Two, students are required to successfully complete the COMLEX-USA® Level 1 national board examination.
Robert Ketchum, PhD
Associate Dean of Pre-Clinical Education & Professor of Anatomy
David Osborne, PhD
Assistant Dean of Pre-Clinical Education & Professor of Physiology
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