Reintroduction to Clinical Medicine

Sites: BWH, MGH. The two-day seminars will be held virtually.
Director(s): Lindsay Fourman, Sahar Nissim
Offered: Spring
Location: MULTI - Multi-site (J)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This eight week course is designed to help students refresh clinical skills after a hiatus. This course is mandatory for returning MD-PhD students and may also be useful for MD students who are beginning their transition back to full-time clinical clerkships following a protracted period of non-clinical pursuits. This course is not intended for students who have taken off for a year or less. There are three aspects to this course: 1. Didactic and discussion seminars, with each day 8am-5pm EST: Module 1: Jan. 13 & 14 A re-introduction to core clinical topics and tools in medicine. Module 2: Mar. 3 & 4 Case-based approaches to common clinical problems. 2. Rounding with a Medical Service Team at BWH or MGH: Students will participate in Attending Rounds with a specific Medical Service Team at BWH or MGH three times during the course. This experience will expose the student to inpatient clinical management. 3. Presenting a patient to a preceptor: Seven times during the course, students will be assigned a patient from that service to "work-up.” Each student will then meet with his/her clinical preceptor to present and discuss the patient they have evaluated.