Medical Education

Faculty members from the Department of Behavioral Science are central to the College of Medicine’s educational mission. Cross-disciplinary behavioral science faculty co-precept small groups in Introduction to Clinical Medicine, a required, longitudinal “Doctoring” course covering topics such as history-taking, communication skill development, medical ethics, and health inequalities. Behavioral science faculty also lead popular elective and selective courses for undergraduate medical students on topics such as History of Medicine among African-Americans, The Stories We Tell Each Other: Engaging Emotional Perspectives Through Art, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Finally, faculty are available to mentor medical students on research projects ranging from laboratory experiments to epidemiological studies to qualitative investigations.