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Module 2 and 3
Integrative Systems and Disease
January, Year 1 - December, Year 2, morning session
Topics are organized in organ systems in a standardized structure:
- Normal development
- Normal processes
- Abnormal processes
- Therapeutics and disease management
- Epidemiology and evidence-based medicine
- Prevention and nutrition
Functional clinical anatomy course - led by faculty from the departments of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Radiology and Medicine - emphasizes clinical correlations of organ systems.
Learning primarily takes place in small group sessions and team activities.
Three afternoons unscheduled per week.
Elective seminars are offered in global health, community service, medical Spanish and bioethics.
Grading is Honors/Pass/Fail
The early introduction of clinical clerkships in January at the end of Module 2 exposes students to clinical disciplines and specialties to begin the process of career selection.
Technology and Practice of Medicine
August, Year 1 - December, Year 2, afternoon session, two days per week
Clinical skills are developed through programs about:
- Developing relationships with patients
- Taking histories
- Making diagnoses
- Clinical decision making
- Health-care system
- System based practice
Learning experiences occur in the hospital, community and classrooms and during self-directed programs. Seminars, workshops, case discussions and standardized patients are integral.
LEAPP program pairs students with chronically ill patients for 18 months to learn the effects of disease on family and quality-of-life issues.
Assessment of Clinical Skills using Standardized patients.
Grading is Pass/Fail
While focusing on basic science in the morning, students simultaneously develop clinical skills two afternoons each week correlated with organ system pathophysiology.
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