Ohio State’s “Lead, Serve, Inspire” (LSI) curriculum is a three-part, four-year program that integrates basic science learning in the classroom with clinical science applied in the clinical arena. The LSI competency-based framework ensures that future physicians are prepared to provide high-caliber health care to diverse populations. Early hands-on experience in longitudinal, practice-based clinical services encourage students to apply classroom knowledge to actual patient situations.

One major component of LSI curriculum is the opportunity to take Advanced Competencies and Electives. Students may choose from a variety of advanced competencies and clinical electives to become proficient in their specialty. The LSI Part 3 Learning Portfolio is a culminating project in the curriculum designed to illustrate students’ development of core competencies. Overall, the goal of the LSI curriculum is to help students prepare for their chosen post-graduate residency programs and ultimately move on to their areas and specialization and practice.

Our Three-Year Primary Care Track (OSU-PCT) is for students interested in a career in family medicine. Approved through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), three-year program culminates in the MD. Students who successfully graduate are offered acceptance into the Ohio State Family Medicine Residency Program, and will complete medical school and residency training in six years.

Tenets of the LSI Curriculum

  • Three-part curriculum that takes four years to finish
  • Fully integrated basic and clinical sciences
  • Early longitudinal practice-based clinical service that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real patients
  • Self-directed learning with multiple assessment methods to provide individualized learning with standardized outcomes
  • Faculty coaching to support strong clinical skills
  • Project work that requires critical thinking and synthesis
  • Clinical-based problem solving in a team-based environment

Our curriculum in action

Our innovative Lead.Serve.Inspire. curriculum integrates foundational science with early patient interaction and longitudinal clinical practice, supported by the vast resources of an academic health center on the campus of a top 10 public research university.

Learn more about the LSI Curriculum

Learn more about the LSI Curriculum

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