Dr. Roque Goitia, M.D. Dr. Roque Goitia, M.D. Surgeon; Medical Director of Private Clinics; Spartan graduate 1986

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Curriculum

Basic Medical Sciences

The Basic Sciences courses shall be offered during the first five trimesters.
Course offering will be as follows:

Basic Sciences

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Behavioral Science
  • Medical Physiology
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Histology
  • Nutrition
  • Embryology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biostatistics & Medical Writing
  • General Pathology
  • Biochemistry
  • Legal Medicine and Medical Ethics
  • Microbiology
  • Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Systemic Pathology
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology & Allergy

Pre-clinical (didactics)

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Introduction to Medicine
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Respiration
    • Neurology
    • Cardiology
    • Fluids/Electrolytes & Renal
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology
  • Introduction to Medicine II
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hematology
    • Oncology
    • Orthopedics
    • Principles of Clinical Medicine
    • Radiology
    • Physical Diagnosis
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatric Medicine & Pain Management
  • Child/Spousal Abuse and Human Sexuality

Clinical Sciences

Clinical Phase Outline
Clinical clerkship shall mean a supervised educational experience, which is part of the clinical component of the medical education program that will take place in a teaching hospital acceptable to the University.

Basic Required Core Clerkships (66 weeks)

  • Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (8 weeks)
  • General Surgery (8 weeks)
  • **Surgical Sub-specialty (12 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  • Radiology (4 weeks)
  • Clinical Pathology (4 weeks)

**Must include a minimum of three (3) or a maximum of five (5) from the following surgical electives:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Urology
  • Emergency Medicine including Trauma

ELECTIVES: 14 weeks
Student must complete a minimum of four (4) electives before he or she can graduate. They must be a minimum of three (3) weeks in duration and NOT to exceed more than six (6) weeks.

Electives must be drawn from the following list and must meet these criteria:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Pathology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

* Students are not permitted to do any rotation that is less than three (3) weeks in duration.

Grand Total for Clinical Science Phase: 80 Weeks