The Curriculum and Educational Development Office integrates patient care within the four-year medical school curriculum, while addressing emerging innovations. The curriculum includes three phases: foundations, which covers principles in medicine and disease; clerkships, which offer students clinical experience in specialties including surgery, pediatrics and psychiatry; and scholarship and advanced clinical skills, which includes a six-month dedicated research block, electives, and courses on clinical ethics and healthcare policy. The office also oversees the curriculum and educational development opportunities for the joint degree and premedical programs.