Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Credits: 8 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: BWH, CHMC
Director(s): Wolfram Goessling, Douglas Rubinson, Daniel Solomon
Prerequisites: Year II standing. Pathophysiology. HST students only.
Offered: Spring.
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This course teaches the necessary skills for acquiring a complete patient history and performing a thorough physical examination. Emphasis is placed on communicating patient findings, both in written form and oral presentations. Much of the instruction in this course is at the bedside. Lectures are oriented towards presenting the clinical findings associated with diseases, and are kept to a maximum of four per week, after the introductory module in Neuro-Psychiatry. Medical and Surgical Preceptors are assigned to their students for the entire semester. Students are evaluated by observed history-taking and physical examinations on patients. Human physiology is a course requirement.