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Medicine in Action: A View into the Life of a Medical Student

Course Description

We will use an interdisciplinary approach as we embark on our journey to explore modern medicine. This course combines essential aspects of medicine to enhance students' understanding and retention. Let’s take the human heart as an example. In your immersive two weeks, you will learn about the pathophysiology of how the heart functions, understand the anatomical aspects that integrate to form the human heart and its structures, practice conducting a medical interview and cardiopulmonary physical exam for a patient with chest pain, and discuss the moral questions regarding a potential heart transplant to name a few. Through this interwoven approach to medical education, you will surely leave the course with a sharply heightened sense of both the art and science of healing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Gain knowledge, critical thinking, and excitement about the medical field while building confidence in your ability to succeed in medicine
• Complete a medical interview with a patient
• Gain an appreciation of the nuances of medical ethics
• Review different medical careers and pathways through structured interactions with a diverse body of medical students
• Connect with mentors and role models to create a network and community of support for your success

This course will be taught by current medical students from Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.

Prerequisites

Students who take this course are expected to have a strong foundation in biology and an eagerness to experience medicine in an interactive setting.

Sections

Three Sections 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 20, 2022 - July 01, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Tsikata Apenyo
Jessica Moore
Course Number: 10262

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Khan Kim
Amita Sastry
Course Number: 10263

Dates: July 25, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Victoria Briody
David Painter
Course Number: 10264