UWSOM Foundations Curriculum

Timeline E21

Visual: Curriculum Visual for 2021 Entering Students​

Time Commitment: E21 Time Commitments for Years One and Two

Foundations Phase Timeline (E21 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 7 – October 22, 2021

Themes in Medicine – Week 1 (TIM)

  • October 25 – 29, 2021

Invaders & Defenders (INDE)

  • November 1 – December 11, 2021

Research Methods

  • Varies at each regional site (~6 half days from September 7 – December 17, 2021)

Winter Break

  • December 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Circulatory Systems (CPR)

  • January 3 – March 11, 2022

Spring Break

  •  March 14 – 18, 2022 (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 21 – 25, 2022 (check with your regional site, some sites may have spring break during this time)

Energetics & Homeostasis (ENHO)

  • March 28 – May 6, 2022

Themes in Medicine – Week 3 (TIM)

  • May 9 – 13, 2022

Musculoskeletal System (MSK)

  • May 16 – 27, 2022

Blood & Cancer (B&C)

  • May 31 – June 17, 2022

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, 2022 – 1-week summer break
  • June 27 – September 16, 2022 – Independent Investigative Inquiry (III)

Mind, Brain, & Behavior (MBB)

  • September 19 – November 10, 2022

Themes in Medicine, week 4/CBSE/Break

  • November 11, 2022 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 14, 2022 – 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).
  • November 15, 2022 – Break

Lifecycle

  • November 17 – December 16, 2022

Winter Break

  • December 19, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Foundations Capstone, Consolidation, and Transition to Clerkship

  • January 3 – March 24, 2023

USMLE STEP 1 – Examination Policy

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

Summer quarter integration

  • June 9 – 23, 2023

Fall quarter integration

  • December 11 – 15, 2023

Winter Break

  • December 18, 2023 – January, 1, 2024

Summer quarter integration

  • June 17 – 23, 2024

Fall quarter integration

  • December, 9 – 13, 2024

Winter Break

  • December 16, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Transition to Residency

  • TBD

UW SOM Physicians Oath and Hooding Ceremony

  • TBD