The Student Experience

Although the standard four years of medical school are relatively structured, each medical student has a unique experience.

Through the many relationships developed, electives in the clinical years to a multitude of co-curricular and extracurricular activities students begin to learn what it means to be a doctor, identify with a medical specialty, and discover unique interests and opportunities.

Great Faculty and Staff

With a dedicated and awarded basic science faculty, a diverse clinical faculty, and helpful staff there is a small army of people ready to assist and prepare you on you journey to becoming a great doctor!

Finding Out What Kind of Doctor You Will Be 

The curriculum in the first two years is prescribed in order to give the desired foundations for your clinical work but as student progress through the years they begin to gravitate towards a specialty. More opportunities to explore research, specialty interest groups, and other extracurricular activities help you to choose a specialty and to shape the doctor you will become.

Transitioning from Student to Professional

As tests give way to patient encounters, as students begin to interact with the interprofessional team, and as responsibilities increase the identity of a student gives way to that of a professional.

Opportunities with Medical Students and Other AHC Students

From learning more about patient advocacy, delving in to the life of an Emergency Department Doctor, to pushing the boundaries of science, a vast array of opportunities exist for students. Many involve interactions with students across the Academic Health Center. For those who want to more deeply explore a topic or obtain a second degree, the Flex MD program offers an additional year to round out an experience.

Gives medical students the opportunity to participate in experiences not available in the regular curriculum, that meet their individual needs and allow them to better serve communities and patients.

Our Medical School offers seven dual-degree programs for students with interests in combining their medical education with a degree in medical research, public health, biomedical engineering, law, business, or health informatics.

Prepares entering MS3 students for patient care activities during their Clerkship courses.