Education is an essential component to formation and holds a place of prominence in the tradition of the Jesuits. The Physician's Vocation Program builds upon a a three course progression and concludes with a fourth-year elective.
Spring,Year 1: Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality and Medicine
Fall, Year 2: Religion and Medicine: the Meaning of Vocation, the Challenge of Suffering, and the Commitment to Service
Fall/Spring, Year 3: Practicum Course: The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life - Students proceed through the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius under the guidance of a spiritual director and in conjunction with their clinical rotations. The class will meet as a group on each PCM III day.
Spring, Year 4: In Service of Others (Fourth-Year Elective) - Students will participate in preparatory conversation in advance of the experience and reflective conversation after its completion. This elective intends to serve as a synthesis experience of the constitutive components of the program: service, prayer, community, and education.