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Four Year MD Program

Year I

Summer
IN555.0  Introduction to the Profession
HST 015 Matlab for Medicine
HST 146 Biochemistry and Metabolism (part I)
HST 190 Introduction to Biostatistics
 
Fall Term 
HST 010 Human Functional Anatomy 
HST 030 Human Pathology
HST 146 Biochemistry and Metabolism (part II) 
HST 160 Genetics in Modern Medicine
HST 162 Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics
HST 175 Cellular and Molecular Immunology 
 
January 
HST 020 Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
HST 164 Principles of Biomedical Imaging
HST 220 Introduction to the Care of Patients
Essentials:  Social Medicine and Medical Ethics
 
Spring Term
HST 060 Endocrinology
HST 080 Hematology
HST 090 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology 
HST 100 Respiratory Pathophysiology 
HST 110 Renal Pathophysiology 
HST 199 Research 
HST 220 Introduction to the Care of Patients (cont)
 
Summer 
Research 
 
Year II 
 
Fall Term
HST 040 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
HST 070 Human Reproductive Biology
HST 120 Gastroenterology 
HST 130 Introduction to Neuroscience
HST 199 Research
 
January/Spring Term 
HST 150   Principles of Pharmacology
HST 194   Introduction to Epidemiology
PS700M.J Psychopathology and Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry
HST 200   Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM)
 
Electives 
A number of elective courses at Harvard and MIT are available to HST students. Many students elect to work as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants (HST 199) in lieu of taking a formal elective subject. Research Assistantships are discouraged in the first semester of the first year. 
 
Fall Term Electives 
HST 140  Molecular Medicine
HST 920J Health Technology
 
January Elective
HST 192 Medical Decision Making
 
Year III
 
Principal Clinical Experience
Medicine I  (3 months) 
Neurology  (1 month)
OB/Gyn-Pediatrics (3 months) 
Psychiatry (1 month)
Radiology (1 month)
Surgery (3 months) 
Patient Doctor III 
Primary Care
Principal Clinical Experience (longitudinal)
USMLE Step I
 
Year IV
Medicine II (1 month)
Clinical Electives
USMLE Step II and Comprehensive Exam
Capstone course