Patient Doctor III - BWH
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Directors: Beresin, Eugene Victor
Prerequisites: Year III Standing
Time: Arranged at each PCE site, Intersessions 4 times a year at TMEC 1:30-5:00 pm
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Patient Doctor III at BWH PCE
Patient-Doctor III is a case-based course that prepares third-year students for patient care, by integrating principles of basic science with clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes taught in the core clerkships. We complement the teaching of diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of the individual patient with the study of the emotions, values, beliefs, cultural norms and characteristics of the healthcare system that are inherent in the daily work of physicians. Multidisciplinary lectures, taught by senior clinicians will supplement small group tutorials. Students will learn how to collaborate in teams; how to talk with patients and colleagues in difficult situations; how to support patient safety and quality of care; and how to use their own reactions and reflection as the starting points of investigation and problem solving. Students conduct an exercise in giving bad news, write three reflection papers, and present an analysis of a problem in health care. The tutorials are based at each of the Principle Clinical Experience sites and are integrated with each site’s longitudinal curriculum.
Tutorial Participation, Clinical Exercise, Reflection Papers, Final Exam.