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 Advanced Competency in Research program. Each student develops advanced competency in research by engaging in a specific hypothesis-driven project under the direct supervision of a current Ohio State faculty research mentor. 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
Learn more about the LSI Curriculum

Learn more about the LSI Curriculum

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