Introduction to Medicine: Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

Course Description

This course will immerse you in the world of medicine as you study anatomy and physiology, learn to identify and treat diseases, spend a half-day shadowing a physician in a clinical setting and save the lives of simulated patients in a state of the art simulation center. Additionally, you will spend multiple sessions at the Alpert Medical School's Anatomy Lab where you will work with the cadavers that are utilized by the medical school for clinical teaching.

You will be introduced to bioethical dilemmas, the art of end-of-life conversations, and the challenges associated with treating chronic pain in an opioid epidemic. You'll have access to medical students who have successfully navigated the admissions process and physicians working in various fields of medicine.

This course will allow you to develop the study skills needed to succeed in medical school. Those entering the profession of medicine are expected to be dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and committed to the best interests of their patients. This course demands the same from its students--like medical school, it will be challenging, but the rewards will be great.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Assess your fit for medical training and a career in medicine
• Link human anatomy and physiology with health and disease in clinical medicine
• Perform bystander CPR and proper AED use

Deirdre Fearon, MD, MA, Associate Professor (clinical), Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dale Ritter, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

On-Campus Supplemental Fee: $300


Completion of an advanced high school biology course is required; AP Biology preferred. Course is only open to rising high school juniors and seniors.


One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.

Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Deirdre Fearon
Dale Ritter
Course Number: 10388