Courses by Department

Department of Medicine

First Year
  • X 600 Introduction to Clinical Medicine I: The Patient-Doctor Relationship (60 hrs.) (3 cr.) A multidepartmental, interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to the patient-doctor relationship through interactions with faculty and patients in a variety of settings. In small groups facilitated by primary care and behavioral science faculty, students direct their learning toward the complexity of the context from which a patient seeks medical care. To achieve this, students examine normal human behavior and development throughout the life cycle. Issues addressed include communication skills, normal human growth and development, medical ethics and professionalism, sexuality, cultural diversity, minority health issues, the role of communities, religion and spirituality, family dynamics, and death and dying. Gaffney and Staff
Second Year
  • X 601 Introduction to Clinical Medicine II: The Clinical Encounter (398 hrs.) (21 cr.) An interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to clinical medicine. Includes medical interviewing and physical examination skills learned at the bedside with direct patient contact. Clinical medicine is surveyed with emphasis on pathophysiology and diagnosis. Problem-solving skills are stressed, including synthesis and interpretation of medical data. Hilgarth and Staff
Third Year
  • MED–M 828 Clinical Studies in Medicine (arr. hrs.) (arr. cr.) Elective work is offered in a wide variety of fields, with subjects, hours, and credits arranged to meet individual needs. In general, the work consists of clinical or research experience in close association with a senior staff member. Arrangements can also be made for a series of lectures or conferences at the request of small groups of students. Staff
  • MED–M 827 Research in Medicine (arr. hrs.) (arr. cr.) Staff
  • MED–M 720 Core Medicine Clerkship (540 hrs.) (8 cr.) Students are assigned to medicine teams that care for patients with problems related to general internal medicine and/or related subspecialties in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Participation in patient care is the primary teaching device; conferences and workshops provide complementary educational modalities. The clerkship is an eight-week rotation. Vu and Staff
Fourth Year
  • MED–M 899 Senior Electives in Medicine (arr. hrs.) (arr. cr.) Electives are offered in general medicine and related subspecialties throughout the year. Specific information on each elective is available in the Senior Elective Program Course Listing, which is updated and published in February of each year. These electives are offered in the Medical Center facilities and in approved programs at clinics and hospitals throughout the state.
  • MED–M 730 Core Internal Medicine Sub-Internship (4 cr.) Core rotation is designed to prepare students for internship by providing a rigorous clinical experience that closely resembles the internship year. Students are assigned to inpatient Medicine teams that care for patients in the medical intensive care unit or the medical ward setting. Students are given primary patient care responsibilities with a closely guided experience in clinical decision-making that comprises the diagnostic and therapeutic management plans for typical medical conditions related to internal medicine. Students take overnight calls with the team to admit new patients and cover their own patients. The primary method of teaching is active participation in patient care activities with daily teaching attending rounds. Daily conferences and morning reports, along with Web-based case modules, provide a complementary educational venue. The course is a one-month rotation. Vu and Staff

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