The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Division, an office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, is a service division dedicated to providing high quality CME opportunities in response to the needs of the Creighton University community. We sponsor an average of 50 CME conferences annually, attracting attendees from the local, national, and international health care communities.
The Creighton University School of Medicine is the medical school at Creighton University and grants the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The principal campus is located in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2012 the school will begin sending 42 third year students to a new satellite campus at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona where they will complete clinical rotations.
In the current National Rankings Creighton was ranked #77 for research and #80 for primary care.
The first two years of school, known as the preclinical years, focus on learning the science of medicine. The first year consists of classes in Molecular and Cell Biology, Anatomy, Ethical and Legal Topics in Clinical Medicine, Interviewing and Physical Exam, Host Defense, Principles of Microbiology, Evidence Based Medicine, Principles of Pharmacology, Behavioral Medicine I, CU Humanities Program, and Physicians Lifestyle Management. Healer's Art is an elective course that can be taken at the beginning of the spring semester. Following spring break, the M1 year ends with the first organ systems course Neuroscience.
The second year of medical school consists of organ systems based classes that last from 2-5 weeks each. These courses include Infectious Diseases, Hematology/Oncology, Cardiovascular, Behavioral Medicine II, Respiratory, Renal, Endocrine/ Reproduction, Musculoskeletal/ Integument, Gastrointestinal, and Behavioral Medicine II. There are also two concurrent classes that run throughout the year which include Case Studies in Medicine and Applied Clinical Skills. The year ends with review and time to study for the USMLE Step 1 which is taken end of May- middle of June.
The third and fourth years of medical school consist of clinical rotations throughout hospitals and clinics. There are 6 third year clinical rotations that last 8 weeks each: Ambulatory Primary care, Inpatient Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fourth year consists of 1 4-week surgical selective, 1 4-week critical care selective, 1 4-week primary care selective or 2nd critical care selective, and an additional 24 weeks of clinical electives with no more than 8 weeks of non-clinical electives.
Third year medical students are able to do family medicine rotations in rural Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Arizona. Creighton also sends a group of third year students to San Francisco for internal medicine rotations.
Student clubs and organizations
Creighton emphasizes community service, and even though it is not required, 100% of students participate in some form of service during their time in medical school. Creighton students operate and staff the Magis Clinic, which provides free health care to the homeless and poor in Omaha.
Between first and second year, many medical students participate in Project CURA. CURA is a student-run program which sends medical missions to countries including Peru, Ghana, India, and Nicaragua. CUSOM is also home to the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC), which sends fourth-year medical students, as well as pharmacy and nursing students, to the Dominican Republic.
Creighton Phi Chi is a co-ed medical fraternity located near campus. Fraternity members take turns preparing nightly meals and share a large house near campus. All residents have their own rooms, with private or shared bathrooms. Phi Chi is known for its annual Halloween party.
Creighton School of Medicine White Coat Highlight
Welcome to a proud tradition. Creighton University School of Medicine students receive their white coats as a symbol of their lifelong commitment to healing.
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