The second year of the Legacy MD Program builds on the understanding of biological processes and the broader social context of medicine taught in the first year with a new focus on disease processes and the basic mechanisms of therapeutics.

Medical students will learn pathophysiology, relating it to the context of the whole patient and the system in which the patient functions. Material from previous courses is integrated into ongoing learning activities, providing students with the necessary knowledge base for the transition into the clinical years and subsequent years of medical learning.

Legacy curriculum structure

Courses at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health are organized into integrated blocks that include pathophysiology of systems as well as related material from other disciplines, such as pharmacology, neoplasia and pathology. Final examinations occur at the end of these blocks, followed at least once a semester by a Public Health Integrative Case.

Year 2 required courses