UWSOM Foundations Curriculum

Timeline E20

Visual: Curriculum Visual for 2020 Entering Students​

Time Commitment: E20 Time Commitments for Years One and Two

Foundations Phase Timeline (E20 students)

Note for Exams: Exams dates and times are sent out via email prior to the quarter. These dates and times vary by regional campus, so check with your site administrator for the exam schedule. These will also be a part of the block syllabus. All Canvas pages are published for students 2-weeks prior to the start of the block.

Immersion: Foundations of Clinical Medicine & Orientation

Molecular & Cellular Basis of Disease (MCBD)

  • September 8 – October 23, 2020

Themes in Medicine – Week 1 (TIM)

  • October 26 – 29, 2020

Invaders & Defenders (INDE)

  • November 2 – December 18, 2020

Research Methods

  • Varies at each regional site (~6 half days from September 8 – December 18, 2020)

Winter Break

  • December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021

Circulatory Systems (CPR)

  • January 4 – March 12, 2021

Spring Break

  •  March 15 – 22, 2021 (check with your regional site, some sites may have TIM week 2 during this time and Spring break the following week)

Themes in Medicine – Week 2 (TIM)

  •  March 23 – 26, 2021 (check with your regional site, some sites may have spring break during this time)

Energetics & Homeostasis (ENHO)

  • March 29 – May 7, 2021

Themes in Medicine – Week 3 (TIM)

  • May 11 – 14, 2021

Musculoskeletal System (MSK)

  • May 17 – 28, 2021

Blood & Cancer (B&C)

  • June 1 – June 18, 2021

NMBE, Customized Assessment Services (CAS) Exam

  • Will be administered at the end of Spring Quarter prior to the start of Summer Quarter. Please reach out to your site administrators or Foundation’s Dean (Edith Wang, PhD, in Seattle) for your CAS exam date(s).

Summer Experience & Breaks

  • June 20 – 24, 2021 – 1-week summer break
  • June 28 – September 3, 2021 – Independent Investigative Inquiry (III)

Mind, Brain, & Behavior (MBB)

  • September 19 – November 10, 2021

Themes in Medicine, week 4/CBSE/Break

  • November 8, 20221- Veteran’s Day
  • November 9 – 12, 2021 – National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Sciences Exam (CBSE) and asynchronous online Themes in Medicine, week 4. Please reach out to your site administrators or Foundation’s Dean (Edith Wang, PhD, in Seattle) for your NBME CBSE exam date(s).

Lifecycle

  • November 15 – December 17, 2021

Winter Break

  • December 20 – 31, 2022

Foundations Capstone, Consolidation, and Transition to Clerkship

  • January 3 – March 25, 2022

USMLE STEP 1 – Examination Policy

Patient Care Phase & Explore & Focus Schedule and dates – CLICK HERE

Themes in Medicine – Week 5 (TIM)

  • June 20 – 24, 2022

Themes in Medicine – Week 6 (TIM)

  • September 19 – 23, 2022

Winter Break

  • December 19 – 30, 2022

Themes in Medicine – Week 7 (TIM)

  • June 19 – 23, 2023

Autumn Break

  • December 11 – 15, 2023

Winter Break

  • December 18 – 29, 2023

Transition to Residency

  • TBD

UW SOM Physicians Oath and Hooding Ceremony

  • TBD