The O&Med Plan of Study, including a total of 426 credits, is distributed over 6 academic years, with three 16-weeks academic terms integrated in each year. In accordance with the regulations of the Dominican Ministry of Higher Education, the O&Med Plan of Study includes three stages:
1. Premedical Studies. The contents of this stage are aimed to further strengthen students’ general knowledge, exposing them to foundations of life sciences related to normal structure and function of the human body, with a total of 151 credits delivered over 6 academic terms (2 years). According to the current regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education, students are required to successfully complete the total of Premedical Studies credits, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, in order to be promoted to the Basic Sciences stage.
2. Basic Sciences. This stage involves a total of 120 credits, delivered over 6 academic terms (2 years), and includes contents of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Pathology, Epidemiology and other sciences that will familiarize students with foundations of normal and abnormal structure and function of the human body, and introduce them to differential diagnosis and basic treatment of different pathologies, preparing them for the final years of the Medical School curriculum.
3. Clinical Sciences. In this stage students are introduced to knowledge, management and solution of different problems encountered in the general practice of medical sciences, based on the direct supervised experience in patient care and treatment. This stage is distributed between pre-internship (68 credits), and internship (1 academic year), with a total of 154 credits. The internship and all clinical rotations at O&Med, including entry requirements, procedures, rights, duties and assessment, are based on formal agreements with the selected health establishments and guided by the corresponding academic regulations.