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Course Requirements


  1. Attendance and participation in all team-based learning and health systems science sessions
  2. Completion of each assignment, self-reflection and assessment at its scheduled time (unless an alternative has been arranged with the course director)
  3. Completion of an online course evaluation

Medical Students

Entering medical students who participate in the Core Topics in Biomedical Sciences (CTBS) course are not officially enrolled in medical school and therefore unable to receive SOM course credit. However, the course is administered through UC San Diego's Summer Sessions office, and students receive a grade on their undergraduate transcripts for the course with elective credit for passing.

Pharmacy Students

Pharmacy students attending CTBS prior to their second year receive a grade on their School of Pharmacy transcript with 9 units of elective credit for passing.