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School of Medicine
Academic Bulletin

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Department of Medicine

Chair: John B. Hickam Professor Crabb

First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year

First Year

X600 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 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. In order 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

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Second Year

X601 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. Gaffney and Staff

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Third Year

M720 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 8-week rotation. Vu and Staff

M827 Research in Medicine (hrs. and cr. arr.) Staff

M828 Clinical Studies in Medicine (hrs. and cr. arr.) 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

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Fourth Year

M730 Core Internal Medicine Sub-Internship This core rotation is designed to provide students an experience that closely resembles the internship year. Students are assigned to inpatient medicine teams that care for patients in the medical intensive care unit, the medical ward setting, or both. Students are given primary patient care responsibilities with a closely guided experience in decision-making and in diagnostic and therapeutic management of typical medical conditions related to general internal medicine and/or related subspecialties. Students take overnight calls with the team to admit new patients and cover their own patients. The primary method of teaching is participation in patient care activities with daily teaching attending rounds; daily conferences and morning reports provide a complementary educational venue. The course is a one-month rotation. Vu and Staff

M899 Senior Electives in Medicine (hrs. and cr. arr.) 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 January of each year. These electives are offered in the Medical Center facilities and in approved programs at clinics and hospitals throughout the state.

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