Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course Descriptions
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
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.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine I (Step 11)
Fall, 5th Year/5 credits
5 hours per week (70 hours per semester)
Duration: 14 weeks
Introduction to Clinical Medicine II
Spring, 5th Year/6 credits
8 hours per week (88 hours per semester)
Duration: 11 weeks
Course Coordinator: Ethan Fried, M.D.
Course Director: Mala Varma, 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.
Physical Diagnosis I
Fall, 5th Year/.5 credits
1 hour per week
Physical Diagnosis IISpring, 5th Year/4 credits
4 hours per week
Prerequisite: MED 54900Course Director: Rosa Lee, 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.