Patient-Centered Systems Curriculum

ATSU-KCOM’s curriculum begins with foundations of medicine, which is a semester of orientation to all of the sciences supporting clinical medicine. The curriculum transitions to a patient-centered systems model in which all student learning is clinically contextualized. For instance, the gastrointestinal (GI) system physiology is taught alongside the principles of medicine and the exam and diagnosis of GI issues.

In the first two years, courses prepare students for the curriculum expected during the clinical rotation experience. During the third and fourth years, the Clinical curriculum is comprised of labs, didactics, workshops, and osteopathic manipulative medicine and delivered to students in regional sites.

First Year

  • Clinical Ultrasound I and II
  • Human Gross & Developmental Anatomy/Radiology I and II
  • Human Biochemistry I and II
  • The Complete Doctor I and II
  • Histology I and II
  • Immunology I
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Osteopathic Theory and Methods I and II
  • Pathology I and II
  • Medical Pharmacology I and II
  • Medical Physiology I and II
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Principles of Medicine I
  • Principles of Surgery I
  • Clinical Experiences (2 week off-campus rotation)

Second Year

  • Clinical Ultrasound III and IV
  • Human Gross & Developmental Anatomy/Radiology III
  • Human Biochemistry III
  • The Complete Doctor III and IV
  • Histology III
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology II
  • Principles of Medicine II
  • Osteopathic Theory and Methods III and IV
  • Pathology III and IV
  • Medical Pharmacology III and IV
  • Medical Physiology III
  • Principles of Surgery II and III
  • Women’s Health
  • Dermatology
  • Neuroscience
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

*List of courses is subject to change.

Assessment plan summaries