BIOL 6671: Essentials of Procedural Skills: An Introduction Course

Student Leaders: 
Fiona Chen, MD21; Stefan Rodriguez, MD21; Kelsey Anderson, MD21
Faculty Adviser: 
Steven Rougas, MD, MS; Nicholas Musisca, MD;  Amy Matson, MD

The primary focus of this elective is to increase early exposure and begin building competence with essential procedural skills that all medical students will be exposed to in their undergraduate medical education. Each session will focus on a brief presentation and demonstration of a specific procedural skill, followed by time for observed practice and hands-on experience using various models and simulations. The procedures covered in the course will range from orotracheal intubation to diagnostic ultrasound and students will work directly with resident and attending physicians. Classes will be taught at Alpert Medical School. A final exam with a written and practical component will allow students to demonstrate some of the skills they developed over the course of the elective.