Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course Descriptions
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.
Spring, 5th Year/4 credits
2 lecture, 4 tutorial and 3 bedside hours per week
Duration: 16 weeks
Course 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.