In order to prepare new students for the demands of the O&Med curriculum and enhance their academic performance, the Plan of Study integrates an extracurricular Preparatory Course. This course delivers mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry contents, and provides students with additional tools to improve their knowledge in basic sciences, through a variety of teaching approaches. This Course, delivered over an 8-week period, aims to:
The Preparatory Course will be offered as an optional educational resource to all new students accepted to the O&M Medical School. The Admissions Committee will also establish this course as mandatory for those students who might need it in order to ensure an adequate performance at the O&M Medical School, as could happen with candidates who rank lower on the reported standardized academic tests (SAT, TOEFL) or accumulated GPA.