PDW101

Professional Development I

Credits: 0 CREDITS (Preclerkship)
Sites: HMS
Director(s): John Dalrymple, Fidencio Saldana
Offered: Fall
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Professional Development Weeks (PDWs) are required week-long intersessions that occur at two spaced intervals during the Pathways preclerkship phase. PDWs begin in the first month of the Pathways MD curriculum and are designed to encompass professional development in a broad sense: from self-reflection and self-assessment, to feedback, advising and planning, to consolidation and assessment of learning and for learning. Students participate in a Standardized Patient Encounter/OSCE, as well as workshops and large group sessions. By bringing together material from preceding courses and relating basic and social science to clinical skills, the goals of the PDWs are to consolidate and apply knowledge and skills, afford time and space to reflect, and provide opportunities to explore personal and professional interests. Course Manager: EJ Jarvie