Welcome to the Advanced Science Courses!

The SOM (School of Medicine) Advanced Science Courses (ASCs), also known as Advanced Integrated Science Courses, will occur in the fall semester of year three (Alpine-Summit). The ASCs will cover topics in advanced biomedical and clinical science concepts from content in each course.

The three Advanced Science Courses are: 

  • Advanced Immunology 
  • Advanced Neurosciences 
  • Cardiology Connections  

Goals and values of Advanced Science Courses: 

  • Utilize advanced science concepts in advancing the care for patients 
  • Engage in authentic advanced clinical experiences 
  • Explain advanced Health & Society concepts in the context of advanced clinical patients 

Advanced Science Courses will: 

  • Offer flexibility and individualization for students  
  • Overlap with USMLE Step 1 learning and preparation 
  • Balance longitudinal relationships with breadth of new advanced clinical exposures 
  • Offer authentic and applicable experiences 
  • Provide spaced, interleaved learning 

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