Our innovative curriculum combines individual attention, interdisciplinary learning experiences, extraordinary hands-on experience and an emphasis on evidence-based and patient-centered practice.
During the first two years, the curriculum is organized around integrated system blocks, providing students with a 360-degree view of each organ system through the lenses of three courses: Foundations of Medicine, Clinical Arts and Sciences, and Scholarly Reflection and Concentration Capstone. A highlight of the curriculum is the Medical Student Home (MeSH) program, a longitudinal, mentored clinical experience that acts as a “practical laboratory” for students to work with patients in a community practice.
During the third year, you can spend a year practicing rural medicine at the Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent. This Longitudinal Integrated experience incorporates six third-year clinical experiences and is a great option for students who want to treat the whole patient, across a continuum of care.
Throughout all four years, you will gain substantial clinical experience and work with faculty mentors. Our clinical partners provide an extraordinarily wide range of settings where you can interact with patients and complete electives — all designed to allow you to explore your options and passions for the type of medicine you want to practice.
Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge and experiences to meet the following 21st century competencies: