Innovative Curriculum

Innovative 360° Curriculum

We believe that being a physician requires individuals who have a solid foundation in the sciences and are armed with an interpersonal skill set necessary to apply science knowledge in a way that is both sensitive and effective. Yet without a place to apply that knowledge and these skills, what you learn in the classroom lacks meaning.

We believe that to TRULY prepare you for medical school, you need MORE than classes.



Building a solid foundation in rigorous science courses is important.

Through the HSI Program, you will be required to take Biochemistry, Cell Biology I and Molecular Biology.

Choose 4 additional science electives and PERSONALIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE.  We want you to LOVE YOUR CLASSES, so take the ones that interest you.


You also need soft-skills.

Physicians need more than book-smarts; they are leaders, community members, communicators, educators and advocates.

Through the HSI Program, you will take three innovative courses SPECIFICALLY TAILORED FOR YOU.

  • Communication for Health Care Professionals: Written or oral, formal or informal, there is no greater strength than a doctor with the gift of communication.
  • Building and Leading Teams in Health Care:  Providing quality care is a team sport.  Strong leadership and teamwork skills are a necessity for the next generation of physicians.
  • The Psychosocial Determinants of Health; Implications on Diagnostics: This capstone course explores the balance between the science of diagnostics and the art of providing care for a complex and unique individual.


Use what you’ve learned to help others.

Medicine is a lot of things to a lot of people, but it’s always about helping others.  Your post-bac experience should be too.

Whatever challenges you face, there is always an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.  HSI students are strongly encouraged to get involved in their community through clinical or research opportunities.


You have questions.  We have answers.

Application to medical school is complicated.  Good thing we’ve done it a few hundred times.  Through seminars and individual advising, we’ve got you covered.  From application strategy to picking target schools, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need to succeed.