Curriculum

California Northstate University College of Medicine is committed to delivering an educational experience to ensure the student’s goal of becoming a confident and skillful physician. The curriculum at the College of Medicine is based on Clinical Presentations (CPs); symptoms or conditions that cause patients to seek the help of a physician. Examples include “sore throat”, “headache” or “chest pain”.

At the College of Medicine, basic science, clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning, ethics training, hands-on learning of medical skills, and participation in patient care at our Sacramento affiliate hospitals and clinics will help our students become patient-centered, confident leaders in medicine.

Program Learning Objectives [More Details]

  • Patient Care
  • Medical and Scientific Knowledge
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Health Care Systems
  • Reflective Practice and Personal Development

Phase A, B & C


Phase A (Years 1 – 2) [More Details]

  • Systems-Based Courses
  • Medical Skills
  • Masters Colloquium
  • Self-Directed Student Scholarly Project Course

Phase B – Clinical Clerkships [More Details]

Clerkship
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
Health System Affiliations
  • Kaiser Permanente of Northern California
  • Dignity Health System

Phase C - Electives [More Details]

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine

  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthamology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryncology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Urology