Medical Student Education
The Department offers one main course for medical students: Introduction to Clinical Medicine I (MD811). Introduction to Clinical Medicine I provides students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice patient-centered and evidence-based care in today's health care environment, using multiple experiential learning modalities. Active learning approaches include experiential learning in clinical settings; portfolio-based assessments; training in communication and interviewing skills through practice with "actor" patients in small-group settings and with actual patients in clinical settings; and through independent and self-directed learning. Behavioral and clinical faculty preceptors facilitate small-group seminars on topic areas that include Medical Humanities, Medical Ethics and Professionalism, Developmental Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Nutrition and Cultural and Social Aspects of Health Care.