You spend the first two years of the program on the UNE campuses in Biddeford and Portland, Maine. The integrated curriculum consists of a series of large and small group learning activities, combined with independent experiential learning in physicians’ offices, hospitals, extended care facilities, and health centers. Facilitated learning sessions include traditional didactic lectures, interactive problem solving sessions, patient case study discussions, hands-on laboratory exercises, panel discussions, demonstrations, and clinically focused encounters with simulators, standardized, and real patients — including cadaveric donors.
After two years of classroom and experiential preparation, in the third and fourth years you engage in direct patient care under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Distinctive features of the clinical program include:
- Clinical campuses in a variety of geographic areas and clinical settings in the Northeast.
- Dedicated advisors focused on clinical training and residency placement.
- Significant flexibility in choice of fourth-year elective rotations.
- Online resources to enhance clinical learning and assist with preparation for boards and obtaining a residency.