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A progressive program that combines undergraduate education and professional studies in medicine.

The Educational Program at the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education (CSOM/SBE) is designed as an integrated curriculum in medical studies. During the first three years of the Program, students fulfill all requirements for the BS degree in Biomedical Sciences. After receiving the BS degree, students will be eligible for admission to the MD portion of the program, upon completion of which they will be granted the MD degree. The City College of New York confers both degrees.

CSOM/ SBE students have been carefully selected for their ability to meet the demands of this challenging program. They are expected to satisfy not only the academic requirements of CSOM/SBE but also the additional requirements of the City College of New York. These requirements are designed to ensure that students receive the broad-based education that will prepare them to meet the constantly changing demands of the medical profession in accordance with the highest ethical standards and the goals of CSOM/SBE.

Overall Curriculum Structure

The curriculum of CSOM/SBE has been designed to promote the maximum intellectual and personal development of each student and to foster student interest in practicing primary care medicine in underserved communities.

Curriculum Requirements, Regulations, and Options for the MD Degree

The curriculum of the BS/MD program at CUNY School of Medicine has been designed to promote the maximum intellectual and personal development of each student and to foster student interest in practicing primary care medicine in underserved communities.


Overall Curriculum Structure


Students in the MD program are required to be enrolled fulltime each semester. Fulltime status requires a minimum of 9 credits in each of the fall and spring semesters.

Students must register on time for all courses required under the prescribed curriculum to maintain their enrollment in the CUNY School of Medicine. A student who fails to register during the registration period allowed by the College will be considered to have resigned from the MD Program. A student will also be considered to have resigned from the program if the student, without the prior written approval of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, either (a) does not register for all required courses under the prescribed curriculum, but registers instead for other non-required courses or (b) registers for all required courses, but then changes his or her registration from these courses to other non-required courses.

A student will gene rally not be permitted to drop a course which the student is repeating, except under unusual circumstances and only after consultation with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. A student who drops any required course (including a course needed to fulfill the electives requirement) or who does not take a course by the time it is scheduled to be taken, risks jeopardizing his or her academic progress and standing. If a student does not take a course at the proper time, it is usually difficult, and sometimes impossible, to schedule the course later in the curriculum. Since many courses are prerequisites for subsequent courses, not taking a course at the prescribed time may lead to problems in scheduling later courses as well.

Except in the case of the M4 year, students are not permitted to drop courses after the registration period. Dropping courses in the M1, M2 and M3 years will result in removal from the MD program. Students will be required to meet with their advisor to discuss any need to modify their registration. During the M4 academic year, students will receive detailed instructions regarding the enrollment process and be given the opportunity to select specific courses. The adding and dropping of M4 courses is permitted and will be coordinated and monitored by the M4 Coordinator.

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