Five themes extend throughout the program, providing the framework for the curriculum and assessment. These themes represent a radical departure from 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
Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Theme

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 five themes throughout the course.