Unit 1

During this unit, learners are introduced to anatomical donors, various adult learning principles used in the curriculum and develop insight into the importance of learning outcomes, formative and summative assessment, and reflection to build a strong foundation for clinically applied osteopathic medicine.

This unit introduces the learner to the fundamentals of becoming an osteopathic physician by integrating the foundations of biomedical sciences, clinical applications, and professional identity formation. Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) provides learners stress management strategies and coping skills.

Using case-based learning, topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, clinical analysis, metabolism, immunology and osteopathic manipulative medicine are explored in the context of acute and emergent health conditions. Learners develop life-long learning habits by engaging in self-exploration and self-assessment activities. The spiritual, psychosocial economic and technical dimensions of patient care, health care teams, and health care delivery are addressed.