The Pathways program provides medical students with an enriched experience throughout their four years of medical school in a variety of disciplines and topics. In addition to the regular curriculum, students who enroll in a Pathway will have diversified opportunities in a variety of clinical and research activities, electives and special events each year over their four years. Each Pathway student works with a mentor who will oversee their Pathway progress and advise them on their final Pathway project. Students who successfully complete the Pathway requirements and project will have this information about their work will be added to their Dean's letter to residency programs. Interested students can attend the Information Sessions in October/November of first year. Each Pathway has its own courses, electives and research components.
The Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics offers
- Medical Humanities (i.e., history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, cultural and gender studies, visual arts, fine arts, and anthropology)
- Clinical Ethics
Other Pathways in Medical Education
- Latino language/culture/health
- Deaf language/culture/health
- Medical Education Pathway
- Global Health Pathway
Students may enroll in one Pathway program during their first year of medical school. Following the various Information Sessions in October/November of Year 1, interested students can submit the online Pathway Sign-Up Form for their chosen Pathway.