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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)CRNEnrollment
June 19, 2017 - June 23, 20171M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge
Angela Zhang
June 19, 2017 - June 23, 20171M-F 3:30P-6:20PWaitlistedEliza Decroce-Movson
Thomas Kishkovich
June 26, 2017 - June 30, 20171M-F 3:30P-6:20PWaitlistedBrendan Barry
Eliza Decroce-Movson
June 26, 2017 - June 30, 20171M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge
Ryan Desrochers
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 20171M-F 3:30P-6:20PCourse Full, Waitlist ClosedDanielle Castagneri
Brittany Ricci
10998not available for self-registration
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 20171M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge
Ryan Desrochers
July 17, 2017 - July 21, 20171M-F 3:30P-6:20PWaitlistedDanielle Castagneri
David Hernandez
July 17, 2017 - July 21, 20171M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge
Kaitlyn Mcleod
July 24, 2017 - July 28, 20171M-F 12:15-3:05PWaitlistedDilum Aluthge
Sigrid Young
July 24, 2017 - July 28, 20171M-F 3:30P-6:20PWaitlistedDavid Hernandez
Kaitlyn Mcleod
July 31, 2017 - August 04, 20171M-F 12:15-3:05POpenDilum Aluthge
Brittany Ricci
July 31, 2017 - August 04, 20171M-F 3:30P-6:20POpenBrendan Barry
Kaitlyn Mcleod

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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.

*Please note: This course has a supplemental fee of $100

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