Four Year M.D. Program

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Four Year M.D. Program
Year I
IN555.0  Introduction to the Profession
HST 015 Matlab for Medicine
HST 190 Introduction to Biostatistics
Fall Term 
HST 010 Human Functional Anatomy 
HST 030 Human Pathology 
HST 160 Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
HST 175 Cellular and Molecular Immunology 
HST 020 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
HST 164 Diagnostic Methods of Medicine
HST 220 Introduction to the Care of Patients
Spring Term
HST 060 Endocrinology
HST 080 Hematology
HST 090 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology 
HST 100 Respiratory Pathophysiology 
HST 110 Renal Pathophysiology 
HST 199 Research 
HST 220 Introduction to the Care of Patients (cont)
HST 934 Introduction to Global Medicine
Year II 
Fall Term
HST 040 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
HST 070 Human Reproductive Biology
HST 120 Gastroenterology 
HST 130 Introduction to Neuroscience
HST 199 Research
January/Spring Term 
HST 150   Principles of Pharmacology
PS700M.J Psychopathology and Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry
HST 200   Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM)
A number of elective courses at Harvard and MIT are available to HST students. Many students elect to work as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants (HST 199) in lieu of taking a formal elective subject. Research Assistantships are discouraged in the first semester of the first year. 
Fall Term Electives 
HST 140  Molecular Medicine
HST 920J Health Technology
January Elective
HST 192 Medical Decision Making
Spring Term Elective 
HST 921 Enabling Technology Innovation in Healthcare and the Life Sciences
Years III 
Principal Clinical Experience 
Medicine I  (3 months) 
Neurology  (1 month)
OB/Gyn-Pediatrics (3 months) 
Psychiatry (1 month)
Radiology (1 month)
Surgery (3 months) 
Patient Doctor III 
Primary Care
Principal Clinical Experience
Year IV
Medicine II (1 month)
Clinical Electives
USMLE Step II and Comprehensive Exam



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