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Hands-On Medicine: A Week in the Life of a Medical Student

Twelve Sections Available to Choose From:

Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 20, 2016 - June 24, 20161M-F 3:15-6:05PWaitlistedNoah Lubin, Dhairyasheel (Sandeep) Ghosalkar10997
June 20, 2016 - June 24, 20161M-F 12:15-3:05POpenDilum Aluthge, Noah Lubin10033
June 27, 2016 - July 01, 20161M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedDhairyasheel (Sandeep) Ghosalkar, Dilum Aluthge10230
June 27, 2016 - July 01, 20161M-F 3:15-6:05PWaitlistedDhairyasheel (Sandeep) Ghosalkar, Dilum Aluthge11000
July 11, 2016 - July 15, 20161M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedMargaret Thorsen, Yao Liu10975
July 11, 2016 - July 15, 20161M-F 3:15-6:05PWaitlistedNoah Lubin, Dilum Aluthge10998
July 18, 2016 - July 22, 20161M-F 12:15-3:05PCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedNaomi Adjei, Dhairyasheel (Sandeep) Ghosalkar10976
July 18, 2016 - July 22, 20161M-F 3:15-6:05PCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedNaomi Adjei, Noah Lubin10996
July 25, 2016 - July 29, 20161M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedNoah Lubin, Pranav Reddy10977
July 25, 2016 - July 29, 20161M-F 3:15-6:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge, Naomi Adjei11001
August 01, 2016 - August 05, 20161M-F 12:15-3:05PCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedNoah Lubin, Dilum Aluthge10978
August 01, 2016 - August 05, 20161M-F 3:15-6:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge, Noah Lubin11002

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Course Description

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a medical student? In this course, you will learn about the fundamentals of the practice of medicine through an exciting week of immersive activities. You and your peers will explore the physiology of the human body in the classroom, and then experience an in-depth look at the anatomy of the organs themselves in the anatomy lab. You will step inside the shoes of a doctor, learning how to conduct a medical interview and perform an extensive physical exam while working with standardized patients (actors trained to portray patients in various medical situations). Finally, you will delve into important ethical issues often encountered in the medical field.

Modern medicine is not merely a hodgepodge of isolated facts, figures, problems, and procedures; in reality, it is a tightly integrated practice. This course adheres to this principle, effectively combining essential aspects of medicine to enhance students’ understanding and retention. As an example, consider the heart. Among many other things, in one week, you will learn about the science of heart function, see a real human heart and identify its structures, efficiently interview a patient with chest pain, conduct a cardiopulmonary physical exam, and discuss the moral questions regarding a potential heart transplant. Through this interwoven approach to medical education, you will surely leave the course with a sharply heightened sense of both the art and science of healing.

This course will be taught by current medical students from Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.

Students who take this course are expected to have a strong foundation in biology and an eagerness to experience medicine in an interactive setting, both inside and outside the classroom.

This course has a Supplemental Fee of $100.00.

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