Pre-Clinical Years (MS1 & MS2)
The Year 1 curriculum (MS1) focuses on the normal structure, function and development of the human body.
The Year 2 curriculum (MS2) focuses on the basic mechanisms of disease and includes the Brain and Behavior 2 course in which students learn about disorders associated with abnormal nervous system function including psychopathology.
Following some lectures, patients with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder give presentations about their experiences with mental illness.
For many students, this is the first opportunity to see patients with mental illness and to discuss the impact of the illness with patients.