2nd Year Medical Students
- 2nd Year Curriculum
- Special Topic Days: Occur during the second year of the curriculum and provide students with a hands-on, in-depth experience with new medical topics or topics of special importance and significance to Kentucky physicians, for example, pain management and geriatrics.
- Board Preparation Program: Second year students are provided with opportunities to work in small groups that are facilitated by fourth year students to hone their test-taking skills and their ability to respond to clinically-based questions.
- Block Examination Initiative: First and second year students participate in the Block Examination Initiative, in which examinations are administered in a mock-Board style. Students have five weeks of classes, then a study week; on the Friday of study week, students sit for 5 one-hour block exams. This experience exposes students to a situation that simulates the high stakes, day-long Step 1 examination.
- Service Learning Clinics - In their second year, students have the opportunity to work in one of five clinics that treat underserved patient populations, for which they earn course credit. The students do everything necessary to run the clinics, from greeting patients to taking medical histories to recording vital signs, running lab tests and performing physical exams.
- Summer Research Scholars: Rising 2nd year medical students are eligible to participate in a Summer Research Scholars program for 10 weeks during the summer. Students are given the opportunity to choose a faculty member with whom to work on a research specific project, and they receive a stipend for their work.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Research!Louisville during the fall semester to present their research.