Innovative Curriculum


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.

But being a physician is about more than science knowledge.  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 each and every complex and unique individual.


Exploration & Engagement

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. There is always an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, but how do you want to do that? HSI students are strongly encouraged to get involved in their communities through clinical or research opportunities and explore what medicine means to them.  This is also an opportunity to fill gaps, experience new things in the field, work with new populations and put their new communication, teamwork, leadership or cultural competency into practice.


You have questions. We have answers. Applying 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 help you find the resources you need to succeed.