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The allopathic medicine (MD) program is a four-year program where students learn the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes of a physician, including excellent communication skills, technical expertise and the ability to reason and solve problems. In addition, the medical curriculum moves beyond these fundamentals by offering innovative teaching methods, an emphasis on professional growth and development, a supportive atmosphere with individual guidance and mentoring, opportunities to participate in bench or clinical research and interprofessional learning in the classroom and clinical setting.

Students learn from an incredibly diverse array of patients at a wide variety of clinical sites in and around Chicago. CMS graduates are well prepared to adapt and thrive in the healthcare arena today and into the future, and to pursue residency training in any specialty.

Our Curriculum

Your Journey to Becoming a Physician

Our hands-on, patient-centered approach and emphasis on interprofessional education and scientific innovation are designed to equip you with the critical skills and practical experience you need to become a leader in health care.

We believe that patients are central to the model of care. That’s why we start you early in your studies with exposure to a variety of clinical environments. This will help you develop a comprehensive, compassionate approach to medicine that underscores clear communication and critical reasoning.

All of this takes place in a diverse, supportive environment led by faculty committed to your success.

A Community-Based Medical School with Diverse Clinical Placements and Experiences

Our students have multiple opportunities to connect with diverse communities in and around Lake County and the Chicago Metro Area. Students experience Level 1 Trauma Center clinical rotations, placements in suburban and rural community clinic settings, and the unique opportunity to learn in one of the nation’s largest Veteran’s hospitals. Medicine is not “one size fits all” and our clinical partners are as broad and diverse as the populations you will serve. Since 1912, Chicago Medical School has been a leader in medical education, and one of the first medical schools to admit women, persons of color and religious minorities.

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