Four themes extend throughout the program, providing the framework for the curriculum and assessment. These themes represent a radical departure form the traditional organization of medical courses around pre-clinical disciplines such as Anatomy  and clinical disciplines such as Surgery.

Basic and Clinical Sciences
Patient and Doctor
Community and Doctor
Personal and Professional Development

There is still an initial focus on basic sciences and clinical skills, and a later emphasis on clinical knowledge, skills and judgment - but the theme structure ensures that students' knowledge and skills develop systematically over their four years.  In addition, the themes provide a framework for the program objectives. Students are required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in all four themes throughout the course.