Program of Study

Choose to earn your ND degree in four or five years. Our five-year option allows you to distribute the basic sciences and preclinical medicine across two years instead of one; the remaining three years are unchanged. 

Our progressive curriculum includes:

  • Clinical experiences beginning on your first day and continuing throughout the curriculum
  • Integration of content by body systems
  • Case-based instruction and testing – in preparation for the board examinations
  • Team-based learning
  • Field observation program to shadow community physicians in your first and second years of study
  • Elective off-site program to shadow physicians in your third year of study
  • Standardized patient program
  • Clinical milestone exams 

Tuition and fees are comparable for the two options. Do you need help determining which option is best for you? We’re here to help. Contact our admissions team at 888.882.7266 or To view the complete curricula, visit the four-year curriculum and five-year curriculum pages. You may also download PDF versions of our programs here:

Four-year program

Five-year program