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Phase I Curriculum, Years One and Two

The ACE Curriculum (Active-learning, Competency-based, Excellence-driven) consists of an integrated block structure based on organ systems that systematically introduces foundational and clinical content across the four years.  With the exception of the Introduction to Doctoring block, each block is nine weeks in length with the ninth week used for assessment, remediation and enrichment activities.  Introduction to Doctoring is a three-week block focusing on history and physical exams skills, as well as aspects of evidenced-based medicine and social determinants of health.

Learn more about the ACE curriculum.

Year 1

ACED 800  Introduction to Doctoring, 3 weeks
Director: Candice Coffey, M.D.

ACED 805  Molecular and Cellular Medicine, 9 weeks
Director: Joe Fontes, Ph.D.

ACED 810  Infection, Blood and Immunity, 9 weeks
Director: Wolfram Zückert, Ph.D.

ACED  815  Respiration and Circulation, 9 weeks
Director: Rodrigo Del Rio, Ph.D.

ACED 820  Gastrointestinal and Renal, 9 weeks
Director: Sarah Keim-Janssen, Ph.D.

Year 2

ACED 825  Muscles and Movement, 9 weeks
Director: Barth Wright, Ph.D.

ACED 830  Brain, Mind, and Behavior, 8 weeks
Director: Dianne Durham, Ph.D.

ACED 835 Reproduction, Sexuality and Development, 10 weeks
Directors: Michael Wolfe, Ph.D. and Faith Butler, M.D.

ACED 840  Medicine Capstone, 8 weeks
Directors: David Naylor, M.D.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
KU School of Medicine Office of Medical Education
Mailstop 1049
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7200
Fax: 913-588-7235