First Year

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First year blocks are divided by organ systems. The focus is on physiology (the normal working of the human body) and avoids pathologies (diseases) and especially avoids treatments. Second Year focuses on pathologies and their treatments.

Students that join organizations in first year will often get leadership positions in subsequent years, so first year is a great time to join some organizations, such as BEM and CIMSA.

New students should also organize their own batch. Creating a Facebook group and using DropBox is highly recommended.

Materials recommended for the first year include: folio-sized paper, black pens, pencils, stapler, pencil crayons (color pencils), and highlighters.


  • UpToDate - Consider purchasing a membership to UpToDate. It is similar to, but much more up-to-date and more in-depth.