Patient-Centered Systems Curriculum

ATSU-KCOM’s curriculum begins with foundations of medicine, which is a semester of orientation to all of the sciences supporting clinical medicine. The curriculum transitions to a patient-centered systems model in which all student learning is clinically contextualized. For instance, the gastrointestinal (GI) system physiology is taught alongside the principles of medicine and the exam and diagnosis of GI issues.

In the first two years, courses prepare students for the curriculum expected during the clinical rotation experience. During the third and fourth years, the Clinical curriculum is comprised of labs, didactics, workshops, and osteopathic manipulative medicine and delivered to students in regional sites.

First Year

  • Clinical Ultrasound I and II
  • Human Gross & Developmental Anatomy/Radiology I and II
  • Human Biochemistry I and II
  • The Complete Doctor I and II
  • Histology I and II
  • Immunology I
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Genetics and Embryology
  • Osteopathic Theory and Methods I and II
  • Pathology I
  • Medical Pharmacology I and II
  • Medical Physiology I and II
  • Infectious Diseases I
  • Principles of Medicine and Surgery I
  • Clinical Experiences (2 week off-campus rotation)
  • Performance Assessment I
  • Pediatrics I


Second Year

  • Clinical Ultrasound III and IV
  • Human Biochemistry III
  • The Complete Doctor III and IV
  • Histology III
  • Infectious Diseases II and III
  • Immunology II
  • Principles of Medicine and Surgery II
  • Osteopathic Theory and Methods III and IV
  • Pathology II
  • Medical Pharmacology III
  • Medical Physiology III
  • Women’s Health
  • Dermatology
  • Neuroscience
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatrics II and III
  • Performance Assessment II


*List of courses is subject to change.

Assessment plan summaries