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Phase 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) Curriculum

Dr. Jager addresses a class in a lecture hall

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Phase 1 curriculum integrates scientific foundational learning, clinical skills and the intersection of society, health and illness.

On the Peoria campus students will benefit from block courses directed by expert faculty from the Department of Health Science Education and Pathology as well as clinical faculty who are experts in patient care specialties relevant to course material.

Students on the Peoria campus will experience patient simulations in the state-of-the-art Jump Simulation center and will have experiential clinical opportunities through our unique Early Longitudinal Interprofessional Immersion Team Experience (ELI²TE) embedded within our DoCS course throughout Phase 1.

Course Directors and Clinical Leaders Heading link

BlockCourse Director(s)Clinical Course Leaders
Block 1: Body Systems & Homeostasis 1Ayoola Awosika, MD (Physiology)
Block 2: PathogenesisRichard Tapping, PhD (Immunology)

Sherri Yong, MD (Pathology)
Doug Kasper, MD (Infectious Disease)

Abeer Al-Majali, MD (Infectious Disease)

Michael Veeder, MD (Hematology-Oncology)
Block 3: Skin, Muscle and MovementJon Fisher, PhD (Cell Biology) Thembi Conner-Garcia, MD (Internal Medicine)
Block 4: Circulation and RespirationAnamika Sengupta, PhD (Biochemistry)Christopher Sparrow, MD (Cardiology)

Padmaraj Duvvuri, MD (Cardiology)
Block 5: Digestion & Homeostasis 2Jenna Regan, PhD (Genetics) Nikhil Kalva, MD (Gastroenterology)

Gordon James, MD (Nephrology)
Block 6: Brain and Behavior Tracy Soltesz, PhD (Anatomy) Jay Clore, PhD (Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine)

Sarah Bach, MD (Neuropathology)
Block 7: Regulation & ReproductionMonzurul Roni, PhD (Pharmacology)Valeria Benavides, MD (Pediatric Endocrinology)

Anu Vishwanath, MD (Pediatric Endocrinology)

Course Descriptions:

First Year and Second Year Opportunities Heading link

Block Schedules Heading link

First-Year Calendar

Second-Year Calendar

Symbol Key

▲ = Mandatory session
• = Recorded session

Mark Your Calendar (PDF Links)

Phase 1 Students Report an Absence

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