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Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course Descriptions

  • MED 36500
Third Year Longitudinal Clinical Experience: Introduction to Primary Care I

Fall, 3rd Year/.5 credits

15 field work hours and 4 recitation hours per semester

Prerequisite: MED 23400

  • MED 36600
Third Year Longitudinal Clinical Experience: Introduction to Primary Care II

Spring, 3rd Year/.5 credits

15 field work hours and 6 recitation hours per semester

Course Director: Rosa Lee, M.D.

The course will be a longitudinal clinical experience in primary care for third year students. Students will participate in clinical care sessions with a primary care physician preceptor in the community.

 

  • MED 52902
Introduction to Clinical Medicine I (Step 11)
Fall, 5th Year/5 credits
5 hours per week (70 hours per semester)
Duration: 14 weeks
  • MED 53003
Introduction to Clinical Medicine II
Spring, 5th Year/6 credits
8 hours per week (88 hours per semester)
Duration: 11 weeks
Course Coordinator: Deian Alert
Course Director: Rosa Lee, M.D.
This course (MED 52902 and 53003) is designed to build upon students' knowledge of the basic sciences and prepare them for the clinical clerkship in medicine. The course integrates pathophysiology with clinical medicine, and is taught using case studies.
Topics include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gerontology, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, medical genetics, nephrology, nutritional aspects of diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, pulmonary medicine, and rheumatology.

  • MED 54900
Physical Diagnosis I
Fall, 5th Year/.5 credits
1 hour per week

Prerequisite: None

  • MED 55000
Physical Diagnosis II
Spring, 5th Year/4 credits

4 hours per week

Prerequisite: MED 54900

Course Coordinator: Natasha Thomas

Course Director: Rosa Lee, M.D. & Darwin Deen, M.D.
This course instructs the student in the art and technique of the patient interview and physical examination through a lecture series, a smaller group tutorial segment, and actual bedside patient examinations.