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The program begins with a 15-month rigorous didactic phase which includes robust instruction in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, clinical laboratory and diagnostic studies, clinical assessment, clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, community medicine, clinical research design, medical writing, evidence based medicine, legal and ethical issues in medicine, and cultural and social issues in medicine. Instruction in leadership, professionalism, patient safety, advocacy and community engagement are interwoven throughout the curriculum. The program provides instruction on collaborative leadership and the four (4) core competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 1) Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, 2) Roles/Responsibilities, 3) Interprofessional Communication, and 4) Teams and Teamwork – through creative and innovative active learning strategies such as interdisciplinary team based and simulation learning. Learners participate in interprofessional experiences alongside other Ithaca College health professions learners.